la88cof - Filter for the Simplified Chinese LA88 printer
/usr/lbin/la88cof [-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 Hanzi 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 printer codeset. This
value must be a valid locale name. The default value is
zh_CN.dechanzi. Specifies the login name of the job
owner. This name can contain Hanzi characters. Specifies
the page width in columns. The default value is 132.
Specifies the file to record accounting information.
The la88cof filter is used to filter text data for the
LA88-C 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
The la88cof 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 la88cof 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-C printer can be configured to use the software
on-demand loading (SoftODL) mechanism to print userdefined
characters (UDCs). See i18n_printing(5) for a more
detailed description of SoftODL.
To enable SoftODL printing, set the ys field in
/etc/printcap to 256. You can also set the default SoftODL
database, style, and size by including the odldb and
odlstyle options in the ya field. If you specify a value
for the yt field, use fifo. For more information on these
fields, see printcap(4).
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
la88cof 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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