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]
Prints control characters. Specifies the amount of indentation. The default is no (no indentation). Specifies the host name of the job owner. This name can contain Japanese characters. 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 Japanese characters. 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 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 filter can handle plain text files and files that have been preprocessed by nroff. Either kind of file can contain non-ASCII characters. The filter translates nroff control sequences for underlining, superscripting, 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(4) 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 flags and associated options 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 this flag and its options, refer to lpr(1).
The lf field (default value is /dev/null) in the /etc/printcap file specifies the name of the error log.
Commands: lpr(1), pr(1), lpd(8), pac(8)
Others: i18n_printing(5) delim off