la90of(8)la90of(8)NAMEla90of - Filter for the Japanese LA90 printer
/usr/lbin/la90of [-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 printer
codeset. This value must be a valid locale name. The default value is
ja_JP.deckanji. Specifies the login name of the job owner. This name
can contain Japanese characters. Specifies the page width in columns.
The default value is 132.
Specifies the file to record accounting information.
The la90of filter is used to filter text data for the Japanese LA90
printer. The filter handles the device dependencies of the printer and
performs accounting functions. At print job completion times, account‐
ing records are written to the file specified by the af field in the
The la90of filter can handle plain text files and files that have been
preprocessed by nroff. Either kind of file can contain non-ASCII char‐
acters. The filter translates nroff control sequences for underlining,
superscripting, and subscripting into the proper control sequences for
the LA90 printer.
The la90of 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,
The LA90-J printer can be configured to use the software on-demand
loading (SoftODL) mechanism to print user-defined characters (UDCs).
See i18n_printing(5) for a 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 using
the odldb and odlstyle options of the ya field. If you specify a value
for the yt field, use fifo. For more information on these fields and
associated options, refer to printcap(4).
The lpr command supports a number of options and associated arguments
to enable localization features supported by various printers. The fol‐
lowing can be used with the la90of 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
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)