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GROLBP(1)		    General Commands Manual		     GROLBP(1)

NAME
       grolbp  - groff driver for Canon	CAPSL printers (LBP-4 and LBP-8	series
       laser printers).

SYNOPSIS
       grolpb [	-l ] [ --landscape ] [ -v ] [ --version	] [ -cn	]
	      [	--copies=numcopies ] [ -ppaper_size ] [	--papersize=pa-
	      per_size ] [ -oorientation ] [ --orientation=orientation ]
	      [	-Fdir ]	[ --fontdir=dir	] [ -h ] [ --help ] [ files... ]

DESCRIPTION
       grolbp is a driver for groff that produces output in CAPSL and VDM for-
       mat suitable for	Canon LBP-4 and	LBP-8 printers.

       For compatibility with grolj4 there is an  additional  drawing  command
       available:

       \D'R dh dv'
	      Draw  a  rule (i.e. a solid black	rectangle), with one corner at
	      the current position, and	the diagonally opposite	corner at  the
	      current position +(dh,dv).

OPTIONS
       Note  that  there can be	whitespace between a one-letter	option and its
       argument; on the	other hand, there must be whitespace and/or  an	 equal
       sign (`=') between a long-name option and its argument.

       -cnumcopies
       --copies=numcopies
	      Print numcopies copies of	each page.

       -l
       --landscape
	      Print the	document with a	landscape orientation.

       -ppaper_size
       --papersize=paper_size
	      Set  the	paper  size to paper_size, which must be a valid paper
	      size description as indicated in the section PAPER SIZES.

       -oorientation
       --orientation=orientation
	      Print the	document with orientation orientation, which  must  be
	      `portrait' or `landscape'.

       -v
       --version
	      Print the	version	number.

       -Fdir
       --fontdir=dir
	      Prepend directory	dir/devlbp to the search path for font and de-
	      vice description files.

       -h
       --help Print a short help text.

TYPEFACES
       The driver supports the Dutch, Swiss and	 Swiss-Narrow  scalable	 type-
       faces,  each  one  in the Regular, Bold,	Italic and Bold-Italic styles.
       Additionally, the Courier and Elite monospaced typefaces	at the sizes 8
       and  12 points (for Courier) resp. 8 and	10 points (for Elite) are sup-
       ported, each one	in the Regular,	Bold and Italic	styles.

       The following chart summarizes the font names you  can  use  to	access
       these fonts:

	  +----------------+-----------+--------+----------+--------------+
	  |   Typeface	   |  Regular  |  Bold	|  Italic  |  Bold-Italic |
	  +----------------+-----------+--------+----------+--------------+
	  | Dutch	   |	TR     |   TB	|    TI	   |	  TBI	  |
	  +----------------+-----------+--------+----------+--------------+
	  | Swiss	   |	HR     |   HB	|    HI	   |	  HBI	  |
	  +----------------+-----------+--------+----------+--------------+
	  | Swiss Narrow   |	HNR    |  HNB	|   HNI	   |	 HNBI	  |
	  +----------------+-----------+--------+----------+--------------+
	  | Courier	   |	CR     |   CB	|    CI	   |		  |
	  +----------------+-----------+--------+----------+--------------+
	  | Elite	   |	ER     |   EB	|    EI	   |		  |
	  +----------------+-----------+--------+----------+--------------+
PAPER SIZES
       The paper size can be set in the	DESC file or with command line options
       to grolbp.  If the paper	size is	specified both ways, the command  line
       options	take  precedence  over the contents of the DESC	file (this ap-
       plies to	the page orientation too).

       To set the paper	size in	the DESC file, insert in that file a line con-
       taining papersize desired_papersize, where desired_papersize is:

       o   One	of the recognized paper	sizes: `a4', `letter', `legal' or `ex-
	   ecutive'.

       o   A custom defined paper size,	as described in	the CUSTOM PAPER SIZES
	   subsection below.

       o   The	name of	a file (e.g.  /etc/papersize) whose first line must be
	   the desired paper size in one of the	above formats.

       If there	are various papersize lines in the DESC	file, only  the	 first
       valid one is used.

       To set the paper	size in	the command line, add

	 -p desired_papersize

       or

	 --papersize=desired_papersize

       to  the	other  grolbp  options,	where desired_papersize	is in the same
       format as in the	DESC file.

       Paper sizes are case insensitive	(i.e., `A4' is the same	as `a4').

       If no paper size	is specified in	the DESC file or the command  line,  a
       default size of A4 is used.

       CUSTOM PAPER SIZES
	      Custom  defined  paper  sizes  are  in the form custlengthxwidth
	      where length and width are the dimensions	of the paper you  want
	      to  to  use, specified in	printer	units (1/300 of	an inch).  For
	      instance,	to print in a postcard sized paper which is two	inches
	      long and four inches wide	you can	insert a line containing

		papersize cust600x1200

	      at the beginning of the DESC file.

PAGE ORIENTATION
       As with the page	size, the orientation of the printed page (portrait or
       landscape) can be set in	the DESC file or with  command	line  options.
       It is also case insensitive.

       To set the orientation in the DESC file,	insert a line with the follow-
       ing content:

	 orientation [portrait|landscape]

       As with paper sizes, only the first valid orientation  command  in  the
       DESC file is used.

       To  set	the page orientation with command line options you can use the
       -o or --orientation option with the same	parameters (portrait or	 land-
       scape)  as in the DESC file.  Or	you can	use the	-l option to force the
       pages to	be printed in landscape.

FONT FILE FORMAT
       In addition to the usual	commands described  in	groff_font(5),	grolbp
       provides	 the  command  lbpname	which  sets  the font name sent	to the
       printer when requesting this font.  The syntax of this command is:

	 lbpname printer_font_name

       o      For bitmapped fonts, printer_font_name has the form

		N<base_fontname><font_style>

	      base_fontname is the font	name as	it  appears  in	 the  printers
	      font  listings  without the first	letter,	up to (but not includ-
	      ing) the font size.  font_style can be one of the	letters	R,  I,
	      or  B, indicating	the font styles	Roman, Italic and Bold respec-
	      tively.

	      For instance,  if	 the  printer's	 font  listing	A  shows  font
	      `Nelite12I.ISO_USA',  the	 corresponding	entry  in the font de-
	      scription	file is

		lbpname	NeliteI

	      Note that	you may	need to	modify grolbp to add support  for  new
	      bitmapped	 fonts,	 since the available font names	and font sizes
	      of bitmapped fonts (as documented	above) are hard-coded into the
	      program.

       o      For  scalable  fonts, printer_font_name is identical to the font
	      name as it appears in the	printer's font listing A.

	      For instance, to select the `Swiss' font in  bold	 style,	 which
	      appears in the printer's font listing A as `Swiss-Bold', the re-
	      quired lbpname command line is

		lbpname	Swiss-Bold

       The argument of lbpname is case sensitive.

FILES
       /usr/share/groff_font/devlbp/DESC
	      Device description file.

       /usr/share/groff_font/devlbp/F
	      Font description file for	font F.

       /usr/share/tmac/lbp.tmac
	      Macros for use with grolbp.

SEE ALSO
       groff(1), troff(1), groff_out(5), groff_font(5),	groff_char(7)

Groff Version 1.17.2		 26 April 2001			     GROLBP(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | TYPEFACES | PAPER SIZES | PAGE ORIENTATION | FONT FILE FORMAT | FILES | SEE ALSO

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