la84of - Filter for the Japanese LA84 printer
/usr/lbin/la84of [-c] [-h host] [-i indent] [-l length] [-L locale] [-n
login] [-w width] [accounting_file]
-c Prints control characters.
Specifies the host name of the job owner. This name can contain
Specifies the amount of indentation. The default value is no (no inden-
Specifies the login name of the job owner. This name can contain
Specifies the page length in lines. The default value is 66.
Specifies the printer codeset. This value must be a valid locale name.
The default value is ja_JP.deckanji.
Specifies page width in columns. The default value is 132.
Specifies the file to record accounting information.
The la84of filter is used to filter text data for the Japanese LA84
printer. The filter handles the device dependencies of the printer and per-
forms accounting functions. At print job completion times, accounting
records are written to the file specified by the af field in the
The la84of filter can handle plain text files and files that have been
preprocessed by nroff. Either kind of file can contain non-ASCII charac-
ters. The filter translates nroff control sequences for underlining, super-
scripting, and subscripting into the proper control sequences for the LA84
The la84of filter can be the specified filter in both the of and the if
fields in the /etc/printcap file. For a description of these fields, see
The LA84-J printer can be configured to use the software on-demand loading
(SoftODL) mechanism to print user-defined characters (UDCs). Refer to
i18n_printing(5) for information about SoftODL.
To enable SoftODL printing, set the ys value in /etc/printcap to 256. You
can also set the default SoftODL database, style, and size by using the
odldb and odlstyle options of the ya field. If you specify a value for the
yt field, use fifo. See printcap(4) for detailed information on these
fields and their associated options.
The lpr command supports a number of options and associated arguments to
enable localization features supported by various printers. The following
can be used with the la84of print filter:
To specify the SoftODL database path
To specify SoftODL font style and size
For a complete description of the -A option and its arguments, refer to
The lf field (default value is /dev/null) in the /etc/printcap file speci-
fies the name of the error log.
Commands: lpr(1), pr(1), lpd(8), pac(8)