GROLBP(1)                  General Commands Manual                 GROLBP(1)

NAME         top

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

SYNOPSIS         top

       grolbp [-l] [--landscape] [-v] [--version] [-c n]
              [--copies= numcopies] [-p paper_size]
              [--papersize= paper_size] [-o orientation]
              [--orientation= orientation] [-w width] [--linewidth= width]
              [-F dir] [--fontdir= dir] [-h] [--help] [ files... ]

DESCRIPTION         top

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

       For compatibility with grolj4 there is an additional drawing command

       \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         top

       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.

              Print numcopies copies of each page.

              Print the document with a landscape orientation.

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

              Print the document with orientation orientation, which must be
              ‘portrait’ or ‘landscape’.

              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.

              Print the version number.

              Prepend directory dir/devname to the search path for font and
              device description files; name is the name of the device,
              usually lbp.

       --help Print a short help text.

TYPEFACES         top

       The driver supports the Dutch, Swiss and Swiss-Narrow scalable
       typefaces, 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 supported, each one in the Regular, Bold and Italic

       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         top

       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 applies to the page orientation too).

       See groff_font(5) how to set the paper dimensions in the DESC file.

       To set the paper size in the command line, add

         -p 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.


       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
       following 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
       landscape) as in the DESC file.  Or you can use the -l option to
       force the pages to be printed in landscape.

FONT FILE FORMAT         top

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

              For instance, if the printer's font listing A shows font
              ‘Nelite12I.ISO_USA’, the corresponding entry in the font
              description 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
              required lbpname command line is

                lbpname Swiss-Bold

       The argument of lbpname is case sensitive.

ENVIRONMENT         top

              A list of directories in which to search for the devname
              directory in addition to the default ones.  See troff(1) and
              groff_font(5) for more details.

FILES         top

              Device description file.

              Font description file for font F.

              Macros for use with grolbp.

SEE ALSO         top

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

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