dl1152wrof - I18N filter for DEClaser 1152 printer
Prints control characters. Tells the print filter how to interpret the text. The valid values for data are: Interprets the text as a PostScript file. Interprets the text as a text file.
Specifies the file to record accounting information.
The dl1152wrof filter is needed to filter non-ASCII text or PostScript data for the DEClaser 1152 printer. The filter handles the device dependencies of the printer and performs accounting functions. Accounting records are written to the file specified by the af field in /etc/printcap at the time of completion for each job.
The dl1152wrof filter can handle plain text files, files preprocessed by nroff, and PostScript files generated from other applications. All these output files may contain non-ASCII characters.
The font used for printing non-ASCII characters, as specified by the -f parameter, can be downloaded to the printer using the font-faulting mechanism. Refer to i18n_printing(5) for information on font faulting. To find out which fonts are available for a specific codeset, refer to the reference page for that codeset.
The dl1152wrof filter is sensitive to the user locale setting. Therefore, the filter can determine before printing a character if it is a printable character in the user's current locale. Users must therefore set their locale appropriately before using this filter to print files in languages other than English.
The dl1152wrof filter can be the specified filter in both the of and the if fields in the /etc/printcap file. If there are non-ASCII characters in the login name or host name, dl1152wrof must be specified in the of field. Otherwise, you can ignore the value for the of field.
If you specify dl1152wrof in the of field, also consider adding a value for yj in /etc/printcap. The yj value forces the lpd command to pass the parameter to the print filter for every job. Otherwise, any non-ASCII characters in the flag page may not be printed properly.
For further information about values for the of and if fields, refer to printcap(4).
The lpr(1) reference page includes a complete list of the flags and options supported by the lpr command. The following ones are appropriate for use with the dl1152wrof print filter: To specify the font name for printing non-ASCII text. To enable space compensation mode. To enable text morphing. Specifies input tray. Appropriate parameter values are front, manual, or cassette. Specifies orientation. Appropriate parameter values are portrait or landscape.
The /etc/printcap file specifies a pathname value in the lf field. This value (by default, /dev/null) is the name of the file in which errors are logged.
Commands: lpr(1), pr(1), lpd(8), pac(8)
Others: i18n_printing(5) delim off