GROLBP(1)GROLBP(1)NAMEgrolbp - groff driver for Canon CAPSL printers (LBP-4 and LBP-8 series
grolpb [ -l ] [ --landscape ] [ -v ] [ --version ] [ -cn ]
[ --copies=numcopies ] [ -ppaper_size ] [ --paper‐
size=paper_size ] [ -oorientation ] [ --orientation=orienta‐
tion ] [ -Fdir ] [ --fontdir=dir ] [ -h ] [ --help ]
[ files... ]
DESCRIPTIONgrolbp 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
\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).
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'.
Print the version number.
Prepend directory dir/devlbp to the search path for font and
device description files.
--help Print a short help text.
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
│ 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 │ │
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).
To set the paper size in the DESC file, insert in that file a line con‐
taining papersize desired_papersize, where desired_papersize is:
· One of the recognized paper sizes: `a4', `letter', `legal' or
· A custom defined paper size, as described in the CUSTOM PAPER SIZES
· 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
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
at the beginning of the DESC file.
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‐
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:
· For bitmapped fonts, printer_font_name has the form
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‐
For instance, if the printer's font listing A shows font
`Nelite12I.ISO_USA', the corresponding entry in the font
description file is
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
· 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
The argument of lbpname is case sensitive.
Device description file.
Font description file for font F.
Macros for use with grolbp.
SEE ALSOgroff(1), gtroff(1), groff_out(5), groff_font(5), groff_char(7)Groff Version 1.17.2 22 November 2000 GROLBP(1)