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foo2oak — Convert Ghostscript pbmraw, pgmraw or bitcmyk format into an OAKT printer stream


foo2oak [options] <pbmraw-file >OAKT-file

foo2oak [options] <pgmraw-file >OAKT-file

foo2oak [options] <bitcmyk-file >OAKT-file


foo2oak converts Ghostscript pbmraw or bitcmyk output formats to monochrome or color OAKT streams, for driving the HP Color LaserJet 1500 laser printer, Kyocera KM-1636/KM-2035 copiers, and other OAKT-based printers.

Command Line Options

Normal Options

These are the options used to select the parameters of a print job that are usually controlled on a per job basis.


Force color mode if autodetect doesn't work.

-d duplex

Duplex code to send to printer [1].

1 off 2 long edge 3 short edge
-g xpixxypix

Set page dimensions in pixels [10200x6600].

-m media

Media code to send to printer [1].

Media Code
autoselect 0
plain 1
preprinted 2
letterhead 3
transparency 4
prepunched 5
labels 6
bond 7
recycled 8
color 9
cardstock 10
envelope 11
light 13
tough 14
vellum 15
rough 16
thick 19
highqual 20
-p paper

Paper code to send to printer [1].

1 letter 3 ledger
5 legal 6 statement
7 executive 8 A3
9 A4 11 A5
12 B4 13 B5jis
14 folio 19 env9
20 env10 27 envDL
28 envC5 30 envC4
37 envMonarch 257 A6
258 B6 259 B5iso
260 env6
-n copies

Number of copies [1].

-r xresxyres

Set device resolution in pixels/inch [600x600].

-s source

Source (InputSlot) code to send to printer [7].

1 tray1 2 tray2
4 manual 7 auto
-J filename

Filename string to send to printer.

-U username

Username string to send to printer.

Printer Tweaking Options

These are the options used to customize the operation of foo2oak for a particular printer.

-u xoffxyoff

Set the offset of the start of the printable region from the upper left corner, in pixels [0x0].

-l xoffxyoff

Set the offset of the end of the printable region from the lower right corner, in pixels [0x0].

-L mask

Send logical clipping amounts implied by -u/-l in the OAKT stream [3].

0 don't send any logical clipping amounts
1 only send Y clipping amount
2 only send X clipping amount
3 send both X and Y clipping amounts

AllIsBlack: convert C=1,M=1,Y=1 to just K=1.  Works with bitcmyk input only.


BlackClears: K=1 forces C,M,Y to 0.  Works with bitcmyk input only.

-M mirror

Mirror bytes. Mirror is 0 for Kyocera KM-1635/KM-2035 and 1 for the HP Color LaserJet 1500. The default is 1.

-z model

Model is 0 for the HP Color LaserJet 1500, and 1 for the Kyocera KM-1635/KM-2035 copiers. The default is 0.

Debugging Options

These options are used for debugging foo2oak.

-S plane

Output just a single color plane from a color print and print it on the black plane.  The default is to output all color planes.

1 Cyan
2 Magenta
3 Yellow
4 Black
-D level

Set Debug level [0].


Create a black and white OAKT stream:

    -sPAPERSIZE=letter -r600x600 -sDEVICE=pbmraw  
    -sOutputFile=- - <  
| foo2oak -r600x600 -g5100x6600 -p1 >testpage.oak

Create a color OAKT stream:

    -sPAPERSIZE=letter -g5100x6600 -r600x600 -sDEVICE=bitcmyk  
    -sOutputFile=- - <  
| foo2oak -r600x600 -g5100x6600 -p1 >testpage.oak



See Also

foo2oak-wrapper(1), oakdecode(1)


Rick Richardson <>

Referenced By

foo2oak-wrapper(1), oakdecode(1).

Tue Jul 31 12:46:02 2018 foo2oak 0.0