On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 11:47 AM, <MichaelQuigley@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Until ACS has what I consider significantly better font rendering, I
will never warm to ACS. I'm not just being ornery. I really want to
like ACS, but I can't stand how the text looks - it's simply not very
readable to me, and feels like I've stepped back into the '90s.

Well if you're talking about the default ACS font (IBM3270) it *IS* from
the 90s (or before). Just switch to a legible font. I'm using Monaco which
I personally find very easy to read.

I'm not saying this is Dan's problem at all. I'm just pointing out one
area in which ACS is handily trounced by its Windows-native
predecessors, at least in the eyes (literally!) of a small but
vehement minority. For most folks, the appearance and legibility of
ACS is just fine.

I don't know. I never cared that much for the default fonts in iSeries
Access either--maybe I'm in a small minority.


I will probably age myself by saying that I use (and like) the IBM3270 font
in both the Windows and Java version. I have found that certain window
sizes greatly affect the appearance of the font. The Windows client
changes the window size when switching between 24x80 and 27x132 screens,
and the setting I have makes it very readable in either mode. However, the
Java client does not change the window size, and the font is only decent in
one of the modes, depending on how the window is sized.

I use the Inconsolata-bold-10 font in RDi, and I just tried it in the Java
Access client, and I find this to be much better than IBM3270 for both the
24x80 and 27x132 screens.

Michael, I googled the Monaco font, but results are sketchy. It looks like
it was developed for Apple eons ago and was never "ported" to Windows. If
you are using Monaco in Windows, can you provide the link from where you
obtained it?

ALSO, REFERENCING MY OP: Is anyone aware of a way to programmatically
determine whether the 32-bit or 64-bit version of i Access for
***Windows*** is installed?

- Dan

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