Now that I've found a Linux distro that will run GUI on my laptop, I
find myself spending more time away from Windows at work. I'm using
Fedora Core 3 with Gnome (2.8 I think).
I started with the tn5250 16.5 RPM since it was included with the distro.
My problem is that I need to be able to see and key the cent sign.
-> iSeries Access for Windows, I mapped a key for it.
-> WDSCi, I used Alt-155 to type it (and actually cannot see the symbol
in the current font I use in WDSCi).
-> tn5250 I get a blank space instead of the cent sign.
-> xt5250 I get a dotted square instead of the cent sign. (Copy/paste
on that square gives odd results - extra spaces and no ¢ in the file.
Using the XTerm to map ¢ to a key put the sign on the screen and added
another character after it.)
-> x5250 I can see the cent sign but cannot type it. (If I could copy
and paste, that would be fine, but pasting to x5250 doesn't seem to work
I first thought I just needed a different font, so I tried using font_80
with various different choices. None changed my output, so I thought
maybe that feature wasn't in 16.5 and downloaded current source from
cvs. Same result.
The font will change if I specify -font in xt5250 but not from font_80
At this point I just want to avoid rebooting into Windows, so I don't
care which program I get to work for me. I figure there's probably
something broken in Fedora since I got the same result on another
computer with Fedora 1 and used to have it working with an older Red Hat
So, is there a secret to getting fonts to work?
Any keyboard mapping for x5250? It doesn't use my XTerm settings.
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