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la88of(8)							    la88of(8)



NAME

  la88of - Filter for the Japanese LA88	printer

SYNOPSIS

  /usr/lbin/la88of [-c]	[-h host] [-i indent] [-l length] [-L locale] [-n
  login] [-w width] [accounting_file]

OPTIONS

  -c  Prints control characters.

  -i indent
      Specifies	the amount of indentation. The default is no (no indenta-
      tion).

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

  -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 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
  printer.

  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
  printcap(4).

  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.

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 la88of 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)