On Sun, 12 Aug 2001, dblair wrote:
>
> I'm no C programmer nor a Linux guru, so when I compiled the source on my Red 
> Hat 7.1 machine, I was surprised to have it pop up in such small font. I'm 
> running 1024x768 on a 14" monitor here at home, and need to do work remotely 
> on an AS/400.
> 
> In simple terms, what do I need to change to get larger characters? 
> 

The font size that's used when you launch xt5250 is the default size for
your xterm.  

I know of 3 different ways to change it:

1) You can hold down the Ctrl key, and right-click in the xt5250 window.
     The disadvantage to this method is that it the setting doesn't
     "stick", you have to do it each time you launch xt5250.  This method
     will work with any application running in an xterm, though...

2) You can set the "font_80" and "font_132" variables in your tn5250rc
     to be the fonts & sizes that you want to use.  The only disadvantage
     to this method is that it was added to the emulator somewhat 
     recently, so you need to be running the current version from CVS.
     
     here's a sample .tn5250rc using these variables:

       session1 {
          host=iseries.whatever.com
          env.DEVNAME=DSP01
          env.TERM=IBM-3477-FC
          font_80=10x20
          font_132=6x13
       }

       adjust those fonts however you want...  remove the "env.TERM" line
       if you don't want it to ever switch to 132 column mode...

3) Edit the source of your xt5250 script, so that it sets the font in
     there.   This is kind-of a "hack", and you'll have to re-make
     the change each time you reinstall tn5250, but it works in older
     versions of tn5250, where the "font_80" and "font_132" variables
     don't.

     To try this, edit your xt5250 script (usually /usr/local/bin/xt5250)
     and find the line that looks like this:

exec xterm -name "xt5250" -bg black -fg white -T "xt5250 - $XT5250_HOST" \
  +sb -tn xterm-5250  -geometry 80x25 -e "$0" -BOOT "$@"

     then add the '-fn' switch to set the font, like this:

exec xterm -name "xt5250" -bg black -fg white -T "xt5250 - $XT5250_HOST" \
  +sb -tn xterm-5250 -fn 10x20 -geometry 80x25 -e "$0" -BOOT "$@"


> Thanks!
> 
> David

hope that helps...





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