On Thu, 16 Dec 2004, Sean Porterfield wrote:

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).


-> 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.)

Can you please post what you added to XTerm for this?

-> 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 for me.)

x5250 should quite happily print any character in the font. But you are right, the hard part is the fact that there is no cent key. A mapping can be set up for it, though right now that requires some coding. Tell me what mapping you would like and I'll add it for you.

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 in .tn5250rc.

xt5250 or x5250? I don't think xt5250 has a -font option.

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 release.

So, is there a secret to getting fonts to work?

Any keyboard mapping for x5250? It doesn't use my XTerm settings.

x5250 doesn't use XTerm because x5250 does not run in an xterm like xt5250 does. x5250 is it's own X application. Application defaults for x5250 are found in /usr/local/share/x5250/X5250 or may be placed in ~/.Xdefaults. The X5250 file list all the resources that can be customized. You can also run 'x5250 --help' to get a list of command line options.

James Rich

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