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GPSINTERFACE(1)			Printing Tools		       GPSINTERFACE(1)

NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     gpsinterface - Generic PostScript model for System	V spooling.

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     gpsinterface is a model file based	on Sys V spooling for Serial
     PostScript	printers. gpsinterface provides	a mechanism for	printing
     normal ASCII text,	PostScript, and	RGB image data to a PostScript

     While adding a new	printer	using System Manager Tool , choose Generic
     PostScript	Type for selecting gpsinterface. The gpsinterface processes
     the input data and	 invokes the appropriate filters to convert the	input
     data into printer language	PostScript.

     The gpsinterface invokes lptops filter to convert normal ASCII text to
     PostScript. The lptops filter  supports  selection	of  a variety of fonts
     at	arbitrary point	 sizes,	margin specification, portrait and landscape
     page orientation, automatic page numbering, page outlining, and multicolumn
 printing.  It can  also handle overstruck text used	by many
     document formatters for underlining. The user can select the different
     options through -o	option of System V lp command.

     In	the option descriptions	below, physical	dimensions described as	# may
     be	specified as a single number with an optional fractional part, and  a
     required two-letter unit designator.  Letter case is ignored.    Possible
     forms are:

     #.##bp  big point (1in = 72bp)	     [Courier: 120.000/Pbp cpi]
     #.##cc  cicero (1cc = 12dd)	     [Courier:	9.381/Pcc cpi]
     #.##cm  centimeter			     [Courier:	4.233/Pcm cpi]
     #.##dd  didot point (1157dd = 1238pt)   [Courier: 112.569/Pdd cpi]
     #.##in  inch			     [Courier:	1.667/Pin cpi]
     #.##mm  millimeter	(10mm =	1cm)	     [Courier:	42.333/Pmm cpi]
     #.##pc  pica (1pc = 12pt)		     [Courier:	10.038/Ppc cpi]
     #.##pt  point (72.27pt = 1in)	     [Courier: 120.450/Ppt cpi]
     #.##sp  scaled point (65536sp = 1pt)    [Courier: 7.893/(Psp/1000000) cpi]

     The bracketed values give the number of characters	per inch (cpi) for  a
     point size	of P units with	 the fixed-width Courier font.	For  example,
     with point	size  8bp, there are  120/8 = 15  characters per inch.	 With
     point size	1000000sp, there are 7.893 characters/inch.

     The letter	case is	ignored	in the options,	and the	following options may
     appear in any order.

     -a	  Turn Scribe-like bold	and italic requests (@b[...] and @i[...]) into
	  bold or italic text.

     -b#  Bottom margin	of #.

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     -cn  Print	n copies of each page.

	  PostScript fontname.	 Possible values  with	acceptable short
	  abbreviations	(formed	from the upper-case  letters in	the font
	  names) are  as follows.  The	first 13  are available	on all
	  PostScript printers; the remainder  are available only on enhanced
	  printers, such as the	 Apple LaserWriter Plus.
		    ====================	    =====
		    full name			    short
		    ====================	    =====
		    Courier			    C
		    Courier-Bold		    CB
		    Courier-BoldOblique		    CBO
		    Courier-Oblique		    CO
		    Helvetica			    H
		    Helvetica-Bold		    HB
		    Helvetica-BoldOblique	    HBO
		    Helvetica-Oblique		    HO
		    Symbol			    S
		    Times-Bold			    TB
		    Times-BoldItalic		    TBI
		    Times-Italic		    TI
		    Times-Roman			    T

		    AvantGarde-Book		    AGB
		    AvantGarde-BookOblique	    AGBO
		    AvantGarde-Demi		    AGD
		    AvantGarde-DemiOblique	    AGDO
		    Bookman-Demi		    BD
		    Bookman-DemiItalic		    BDI
		    Bookman-Light		    BL
		    Bookman-LightItalic		    BLI
		    Helvetica-Narrow		    HN
		    Helvetica-Narrow-Bold	    HNB
		    Helvetica-Narrow-BoldOblique    HNBO
		    Helvetica-Narrow-Oblique	    HNO
		    NewCenturySchlbk-Bold	    NCSB
		    NewCenturySchlbk-BoldItalic	    NCSBI
		    NewCenturySchlbk-Italic	    NCSI
		    NewCenturySchlbk-Roman	    NCSR
		    Palatino-Bold		    PB
		    Palatino-BoldItalic		    PBI
		    Palatino-Italic		    PI
		    Palatino-Roman		    PR
		    ZapfChancery-MediumItalic	    ZCMI
		    ZapfDingbats		    ZD
		    ====================	    =====

	  Only the Courier fonts  are fixed-width like	typewriter and line
	  printer fonts	are.  The others are proportional spaced  for
	  improved  readability,  and	consequently, tabular material will

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	  not line up  properly	with  them.  The Courier fonts	have a	width
	  equal	to  0.6	of  their point	size, so to fill a line	W inches wide
	  with up to N characters, one must have  point	size <=	 (W/(0.6 * N
	  * 72)) = (W*120)/N pt.  Equivalently,	with a point size  P pt, the
	  output spacing is 120/P char/inch.

     -h	  Horizontal page orientation (landscape mode) instead	of vertical
	  page (portrait mode).

     -i#  Top margin of	# for  initial page (for letterheads);	if not
	  specified, it	 will default to  the value given  for the top margin
	  by default or	by the -T# command.

     -l#  Left margin of #.

     -mn  Multiple column output (n columns).  In multiple  column mode,
	  formfeeds  cause  column breaks  instead  of	page breaks.

	  Number output	pages.	The number is placed by	default	in the center
	  of the  top margin,  but the	margin can  be selected	explicitly by
	  t (top) or  b	(bottom), and  the position of the page	number can be
	  further specified  by	l (left),  c (center),	or r  (right).	If  n
	  is  given, start numbering with that	value, and otherwise with  1.
	  If an	initial	 top margin  value is given  with the  -I# option,
	  numbering will be omitted  on	the first page	if it is at the	top.
	  Pages	are unnumbered if this	option is not specified.

	  Outline pages	 (and  columns)	with  a	 # units  wide.	 A narrow line
	  of 0.4pt width  is assumed if	# is  omitted; this particular width
	  is what TeX uses in typesetting.

     -p#  Font point  size  (default  10bp).   The  baseline  skip (spacing
	  between  successive  character  baselines)  is conventionally	chosen
	  to be	6/5  of	this value, so	that with 10bp	type,  we  have	 12bp
	  between  lines,  or  6 lines/inch, the same as standard printer

     -r#  Right	margin of #.

     -t#  Top margin of	#.

     -u	  Output pages in unsorted  (first to last) order  instead of in
	  sorted  (page	reversed)  order;  some	 PostScript printers have page
	  handlers that	stack the paper	in this	order.	   The	 default  is
	  sorted  because   this   is appropriate for the most common
	  PostScript printer,  the Apple LaserWriter.

     -v	  Vertical page	orientation (portrait mode) instead  of	Horizontal
	  page orientation (landscape mode).

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     Defaults are:

	  lp -o"-B1.0in	-C1 -FCourier -L1.0in -M1 -P10bp -R1.0in -T1.0in"

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

			   an interface	file.

     /usr/lib/print/lptops filter to convert text to PostScript.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     lp(1), lpadmin(1),	cancel(1)

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