GROLBP(1)                    General Commands Manual                   GROLBP(1)

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

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... ]

       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).

       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

       --help Print a short help text.

       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

            │  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).

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

       To set the paper size in the command line, add




       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

         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.

       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


              base_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

       •      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.

              Device description file.

              Font description file for font F.

              Macros for use with grolbp.

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

Groff Version 1.19.2             25 October 2018                       GROLBP(1)