la84of - Filter for the Japanese LA84 printer
/usr/lbin/la84of [-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 login 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
page width in columns. The default value is 132.
Specifies the file to record accounting information.
The la84of filter is used to filter text data for the
Japanese LA84 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
The la84of 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
The la84of filter can be the specified filter in both the
of and the if fields in the /etc/printcap file. For a
description of these fields, see printcap(4).
The LA84-J printer can be configured to use the software
on-demand loading (SoftODL) mechanism to print userdefined
characters (UDCs). Refer to i18n_printing(5) for
information about SoftODL.
To enable SoftODL printing, set the ys value in
/etc/printcap to 256. You can also set the default SoftODL
database, style, and size by using the odldb and odlstyle
options of the ya field. If you specify a value for
the yt field, use fifo. See printcap(4) for detailed
information on these fields and their associated options.
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
la84of print filter: To specify the SoftODL database path
To specify SoftODL font style and size
For a complete description of the -A option and its arguments,
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)
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