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groff driver for HP Laserjet 4 family

see also : groff - troff


grolj4-lv ] [ -d[n] ] [ -c] [ -ppaper_size ] [ -w] [ -Fdir ] [ files... ]

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$(native_tmp)/src/devices/grotty \
$(native_tmp)/src/devices/grolj4 \
$(native_tmp)/src/devices/grolbp \
groff ................. groff
grog .................. groff
grolj4 ................ groff
grops ................. groff


grolj4 is a driver for groff that produces output in PCL5 format suitable for an HP Laserjet 4 printer.

There is an additional drawing command available:
dh dv

Draw a rule (solid black rectangle), with one corner at the current position, and the diagonally opposite corner at the current position +(dh,dv). Afterwards the current position will be at the opposite corner. This generates a PCL fill rectangle command, and so will work on printers that do not support HPGL/2 unlike the other \D commands.


It is possible to have whitespace between a command line option and its parameter.


Print n copies of each page.


Print the document with a landscape orientation.

-d [n]

Use duplex mode n: 1 is long-side binding; 2 is short-side binding; default is 1.


Set the paper size to size, which must be one of letter, legal, executive, a4, com10, monarch, c5, b5, dl.


Print the version number.


Set the default line thickness to n thousandths of an em. If this option isn’t specified, the line thickness defaults to 0.04 em.


Prepend directory dir/devname to the search path for font and device description files; name is the name of the device, usually lj4.

The following four commands are available additionally in the font description files:

The integer value N must be in the range -7 to +7; default is 0.

pclstyle N

The integer value N must be in the range 0 to 32767; default is 0.

pclproportional N

A boolean flag which can be either 0 or 1; default is 0.

pcltypeface N

The integer value N must be in the range 0 to 65535; default is 0.



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.



Device description file.


Font description file for font F.


Macros for use with grolj4.


Small dots.

see also

lj4_font, groff , troff , groff_out, groff_font, groff_char

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