la88of - Filter for the Japanese LA88 printer
/usr/lbin/la88of [-c] [-h host] [-i indent] [-l length] [-L locale] [-n
login] [-w width] [accounting_file]
-c Prints control characters.
Specifies the amount of indentation. The default is no (no indenta-
Specifies the host 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 the login name of the job owner. This name can contain
Specifies the page width in columns. The default value is 132.
Specifies the file to record accounting information.
The la88of filter is used to filter text data for the LA88-J printer. The
filter handles the device dependencies of the printer and performs account-
ing functions. At print job completion times, accounting records are writ-
ten to the file specified by the af field in the /etc/printcap file.
The filter can handle plain text files and files that have been prepro-
cessed by nroff. Either kind of file can contain non-ASCII characters.
The filter translates nroff control sequences for underlining, superscript-
ing, and subscripting into the proper control sequences for the LA88
The la88of filter can be the specified filter in both the of and the if
fields in the /etc/printcap file. For more information on these fields, see
The LA88-J printer can be configured to use the software on-demand loading
(SoftODL) mechanism to print user-defined characters (UDCs). The
i18n_printing(5) reference page describes the SoftODL mechanism.
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 in 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 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 la88of 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)