la280of - Filter for the Japanese LA280 printer
/usr/lbin/la280of [-c] [-h host] [-i indent] [-l length]
[-L locale] [-n login] [-w width] [accounting_file]
Prints control characters. Specifies the host name of the
job owner. This name can contain Japanese characters.
Specifies the amount of indentation. The default value is
no (no indentation). Specifies the page length in lines.
The default value is 66. Specifies the codeset used by
the printer. This value must be a valid locale name. The
default value is ja_JP.deckanji. Specifies login name of
the job owner. This name can contain Japanese characters.
Specifies the page width in columns. The default value is
Specifies the file to record accounting information.
The la280of filter is used to filter text data for the
Japanese LA280 printer. The filter handles the device
dependencies of the printer and performs accounting functions.
At print job completion time, accounting records
are written to the file specified by the af field in the
The la280of filter can handle plain text files and files
that have been preprocessed by nroff. Either kind of file
can contain non-ASCII characters. The la280of filter
translates nroff control sequences for underlining, superscripting,
and subscripting into the proper control
sequences for the LA280 printer.
The la280of 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 LA280-J printer can be configured to use the software
on-demand loading (SoftODL) mechanism to print userdefined
characters (UDCs). See i18n_printing(5) for more
information about SoftODL.
To enable the SoftODL mechanism, set the ys value in
/etc/printcap to 256. You can also set the default SoftODL
database, style and size through the odldb and odlstyle
options for the ya field. If you set the yt value,
set it to fifo. Refer to printcap(4) for more information
on these fields and associated options.
The lpr command supports a number of options associated
with printer localization features. The following can be
used with the la280of filter: To specify the SoftODL
database path To specify SoftODL font style and size
For more information on the lpr -A option, refer to
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)
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