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grolbp(1)                General Commands Manual               grolbp(1)

Name         top

       grolbp - groff output driver for Canon CAPSL printers

Synopsis         top

       grolbp [-l] [-c num-copies] [-F font-directory] [-o orientation]
              [-p paper-size] [-w width] [file ...]
       grolbp [--copies=num-copies] [--fontdir=font-directory]
              [--landscape] [--linewidth=width]
              [--orientation=orientation] [--papersize=paper-size]
              [file ...]

       grolbp -h
       grolbp --help

       grolbp -v
       grolbp --version

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(1) 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         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.

       -c num-copies
              Print num-copies copies of each page.

       -F font-directory
              Prepend directory font-directory/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.

              Print the document with a landscape orientation.

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

       -p paper-size
              Set the paper size to paper-size, which must be a valid
              paper size description as indicated in section “Paper
              Sizes”, below.

              Print the version number.

       -w 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.

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 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         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

       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.

Page orientation         top

       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

       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 seek the selected output
              device's directory of device and font description files.
              See troff(1) and groff_font(5).

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)

COLOPHON         top

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