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la86of(8)							    la86of(8)



NAME

  la86of - Filter for the Japanese LA86	printer

SYNOPSIS

  /usr/lbin/la86of [-c]	[-h host] [-i indent] [-l length] [-L locale] [-n
  login] [-w width] [accounting_file]

OPTIONS

  -c  Prints control characters.

  -h host
      Specifies	the host name of the job owner.	This name can contain
      Japanese characters.

  -i indent
      Specifies	the amount of indentation. The default value is	no (no inden-
      tation).

  -l length
      Specifies	the page length	in lines. The default value is 66.

  -L locale
      Specifies	the printer codeset. This value	must be	a valid	locale name.
      The default value	is ja_JP.deckanji.

  -n login
      Specifies	the login name of the job owner. This name can contain
      Japanese characters.

  -w width
      Specifies	the page width in columns. The default value is	132.

OPERANDS

  accounting_file
      Specifies	the file to record accounting information.

DESCRIPTION

  The la86of filter is used to filter text data	for the	Japanese LA86
  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
  /etc/printcap	file.

  The la86of 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	LA86
  printer.

  The LA86-J printer can be configured to use the software on-demand loading
  (SoftODL) mechanism to print user-defined characters (UDCs). For a more
  detailed description of SoftODL, see i18n_printing(5).


  To enable SoftODL printing, set the ys field 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.  Refer to	printcap(4) for	more information on these
  fields and associated	options.

  The la86of filter can	be the specified filter	in both	the of and the if
  fields in the	/etc/printcap file. For	more information, see printcap(4).

NOTES

  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 la86of print filter:

  -A

      odldb
	  To specify the SoftODL database path

      odlstyle
	  To specify SoftODL font style	and size

  For a	complete description of	the -A option and its arguments, refer to
  lpr(1).

ERRORS

  The lf field (default	value is /dev/null) in the /etc/printcap file speci-
  fies the name	of the error log.

SEE ALSO

  Commands: lpr(1), pr(1), lpd(8), pac(8)

  Files: printcap(4)

  Others: i18n_printing(5)