Re: Is there some requirement that you must use adobe-times?

No.  I found it.  It looked good. And, checking out different fonts with
xfontsel and testing them in .tn5250rc is very slow.

But, having played with this xfontsel and .tn5250rc many times I have
noticed that my xterm comes up as 132 and I need 80.  Now I am researching
how to bring tc5250 (xt5250) up in an 80 char xterm.

Also, I have found the b&h fonts which have a wider range installed.  I am
fairly sure these two will work well for my needs.

Would you by any chance have a page on bringing tn5250 up in an 80 char wide


-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Klement [mailto:klemscot@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2003 12:37 PM
To: Linux 5250 Development Project
Subject: Re: [LINUX5250] Image Size on Initial Screen v, Full Screen


xt5250/tn5250 is a "plain-text application" not a graphical application.
It does not know about X, and it does not use any graphical capabilities
of X, because it's intended to run on a text-only display or even from a
telnet/ssh session.

When you run xt5250, you open an xterm which handles the "adapting" of the
tn5250 software in a window under X11.  We send escape codes to the xterm
to tell it which font to use, but we do not have control over graphical
operations like doubling sizes or resizing bitmaps, as the actual font
displaying is handled by the xterm.

The gnome-5250 sub-project could be made capable of font-stretching,
but right now we're sorely lacking developers, and I don't think anyone
is doing any work on it.  But, gnome-5250 is an actual graphical
application using the GTK+ API.

Likewise, the Windows version is a true graphical app, and could be made
capable of doing that type of "screen stretching".   But, that would
require MS Windows, and again, we're sorely lacking in developers on
this project.

The easiest solution would probably be to find a more suitable font.  Is
there some requirement that you must use adobe-times?

On Thu, 12 Jun 2003, George Gambill wrote:

> Running RH 8.0 and tn5250-0-16-5.
> When /home/user/tn5250rc has:
>   font_80=-adobe-times-medium-r-normal--17-120-100-100=p-84-iso8859-1
>   font_132=-adobe-times-medium-r-normal--17-120-100-100=p-84-iso8859-1
> the screen comes up with the right hand portion of the information off
> screen to the right and covers only 2/3 (approx) of the CRT vertically.
> When /home/user/tn5250rc has:
>   font_80=-adobe-times-medium-r-normal--14-100-100-100=p-74-iso8859-1
>   font_132=-adobe-times-medium-r-normal--14-100-100-100=p-74-iso8859-1
> the green screen comes up covering only the upper left 1/4 (approx) of the
> CRT.  At this setting you can maximize the 5250 screen but the displayed
> data size stays the same and still only uses the upper left 1/4 of the CRT
> full screen green screen.
> If we could maximize the "14-100-100-100" screen and have the data
> (characters size) increase proportionally (2x by 2x) life would be good.
> Or, if I could find a font between 14 and 17 such that it would fill (not
> over fill) the CRT. Life would be good.
> Or, if I could install 15 or 16 for "adobe times".
> FWIW, xfontsel only shows 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 20, 24, 25, 34 for "adobe
> times".
> Or, is there anything in the works that would enlarge the displayed font
> size when you maximize the window.
> BTW, the desktop display is set at 1024 x 768 which is needed for other
> processes.
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