GROLBP(1)                                                            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=paper_size ] [ -oorientation ]
              [ --orientation=orientation ] [ -wwidth ] [ --linewidth=width ]
              [ -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'.

       -wwidth
       --linewidth=width
              Set the default line thickness to width thousandths  of  an  em.
              If  this  option isn't specified, the line thickness defaults to
              0.04 em.

       -v
       --version
              Print the version number.

       -Fdir
       --fontdir=dir
              Prepend directory dir/devname to the search path  for  font  and
              device description files; name is the name of the device, usual-
              ly lbp.

       -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:


       tab(|)  allbox center; c c c c c ab c c c c 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).

       See groff_font(1) how to set the paper dimensions in the DESC file.

       To set the paper size in the command line, add

         -p paper-size

       or

         --papersize=paper-size

       to  the other grolbp options, where paper-size is in the same format as
       in the DESC file.

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

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]

       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

             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.

             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 1.19.2             June 30, 2003                       GROLBP(1)

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