dl5100wrof - I18N filter for DEClaser 5100 printer
Prints control characters. Tells the printer filter how to interpret the text. The following are valid values for data: To interpret the text as a PostScript file To interpret the text as a plain text file
The dl5100wrof filter is used to filter text or PostScript data printed on the DEClaser 5100 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 completion time of each print job.
The filter can handle plain text files, files preprocessed by nroff, and PostScript files generated by other applications. All of these output files can contain non-ASCII characters.
The font used for printing non-ASCII characters, as specified by the -f parameter, can be downloaded to the printer by using the font-faulting mechanism. For information about font faulting, refer to i18n_printing(5). To find out which printer fonts are available for each supported codeset, refer to the reference pages for that codeset.
The dl5100wrof filter is sensitive to the locale setting and, before printing a character, determines if it is a printable character in the current locale. Therefore, users must set locale appropriately before printing files that contain nonEnglish characters.
The dl5100wrof filter can be the specified filter in both the of and the if fields in the /etc/printcap file. If the login name and host name contain non-ASCII characters, you must specify dl5100wrof as the filter in the of field. Otherwise, you can omit the value for this field.
If you specify th dl5100wrof filter in the of field, consider also defining the yj field in /etc/printcap. The yj value forces the lpd daemon to pass the parameter to the print filter for every job. Otherwise, non-ASCII characters in the flag page may not be printed properly.
For further information about defining the of and if fields in entries of the /etc/printcap file, see printcap(4).
When used with the dl5100wrof print filter, the lpr command can include the following flags, along with the listed options or parameter values:
Specifies one or more of the following options: To specify the font name for printing non-ASCII text To enable space compensation mode To enable text morphing Specifies the input tray. Values are envelope_feeder, front, manual, internal, upper, lcit, or lower. Specifies the page orientation. Values are portrait or landscape.
For more information on the lpr command, refer to lpr(1).
The lf field in the /etc/printcap file specifies the name of the error logging file. The default value for this field is /dev/null.
Commands: lpr(1), pr(1), lpd(8), pac(8)
Others: i18n_printing(5) delim off