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ln03rof(8)							    ln03rof(8)

Name
       ln03rof,	 ln03rof_isolatin1, ln03rof_decmcs - LN03R ASCII to PostScript
       translation filters

Syntax
       /usr/lib/lpdfilters/ln03rof [-c] [-nlogin] [-h host] [-wwidth]  [-lnum]
       [-iindent]  [accounting file]

Description
       The filter translates ASCII to PostScript, handles the device dependen‐
       cies of a PostScript printer and performs  some	accounting  functions.
       PostScript  printers  print  documents formatted in the PostScript Page
       Description Language only.

       The and filters are alternatives to and affect how ASCII documents  are
       printed.	  They cause the encoding vectors for ISO Latin1 or DEC MCS to
       be used instead of the Adobe Standard Encoding Vector described in  the
       LN03R  PostScript  Programmers Supplement.  The filter uses idle cycles
       to cache the fonts when accessed by the standard encoding vector.   The
       cached  fonts  cannot  be  used	by  or which means that small jobs are
       slowed down.

       The filter is transparent to documents already formatted in PostScript.
       The  filter assumes that all other documents are plain ASCII and trans‐
       lates them into PostScript.  The decision to translate is based on  the
       first  two  characters  in  the	document. If they are `%!', the filter
       assumes the document has already been formatted in PostScript.  If  the
       first two characters are not `%!', the filter assumes that the document
       is plain ASCII and translates it into PostScript.  The  filter  ensures
       that  the printer receives documents formatted in PostScript only.  The
       filter maintains accounting information	only  for  documents  that  it
       translates.   You  specify the accounting file with the af field in the
       file.  For further information, see

       You can specify the filter in both the of and  the  if  fields  of  the
       file.  The  specification  of the filter in the file determines how the
       command affects the printed document. For example:

       ·   If you specify it in the of field only and do not  suppress	banner
	   pages, the filter always translates the document into PostScript.

       ·   If you specify it in the if field and do not suppress banner pages,
	   the document does not print.	 In this  case,	 the  banner  is  sent
	   directly to the printer. Since the banner is not formatted in Post‐
	   Script, the printer cannot print the document and aborts the job.

       ·   If you suppress the banner by including  the	 sh  field  in	or  by
	   printing the file using the with the -h option, the document prints
	   correctly.

       ·   You can obtain the best results by specifying the  filter  in  both
	   the of and if fields.

       The ASCII data type for PrintServer software uses the filter.  For more
       information about how the PostScript translator is invoked, see

       The filter sets a landscape print mode with a smaller font if the width
       is  greater  than  80  columns.	The default width for the entry in the
       file is 132.  To print using portrait mode, modify the file to  include
       the following two entries:
       :pl#66:\
       :pw#80:\
       When  printing in portrait mode, if the job page length is greater than
       66 a smaller font is used.

       For a more detailed  discussion	on  filters  see  the  ``Line  Printer
       Spooler Manual'' in the Supplementary Documents, Volume 2: Programmer.

Options
       The arguments passed to the filter depend on its use.

       The of filter is called with the following arguments:

       -llength
	  Specify length values from the pl field in the file .

       -wwidth
	  Specify width values from the pw field in the file.

       The if filter is passed the following arguments:

       -c Print	 control characters when you use the -l option of to print the
	  file.	 (Optional flag).

       -hhost
	  Specify the host name of the job owner.  (Used to record  accounting
	  information).

       -iindent
	  Specify  the amount of indentation to be used.  The last argument is
	  the name of the accounting file specified from the af field  in  the
	  file.

       -llength
	  Specify  length  value from the pl field in the file as it does with
	  the of filter.  Arguments may have different values if the -w and/or
	  -z options of were used to print the file.

       -nlogin
	  Specify the login name of the job owner.  (Used to record accounting
	  information).

       -wwidth
	  Specify width value from the pw field in the file as	it  does  with
	  the of filter.  Arguments may have different values if the -w and/or
	  -z options of were used to print the	file.	These  arguments  only
	  affect documents that are translated from ASCII to PostScript.

Diagnostics
       The  lf	field (default /dev/null) in the file specifies the error log‐
       ging file name.

Files
       Printer capabilities database.

       Shell script to invoke PostScript translators.

See Also
       lpr(1), pr(1), printcap(5), lpd(8), MAKEDEV(8), pac(8), xlator_call(8)
       "Line Printer Spooler Manual", Supplementary Documents, Volume 2:  Pro‐
       grammer

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