Re: Terminals

From: Tim Greenwood (
Date: Mon Oct 13 1997 - 09:27:22 EDT

Digital makes (or at least used to make) a whole range of terminals for
displaying Japanese, Chinese, Korean ... I expect that other manufacturers
have similar offerings. There was computing in Japan and Japanese long
before there were PC's and workstations.


>Just a query really.
>We've just finished completing the unicode port of our product to
>Solaris, and were wondering how best to test the enhanced character
>We are running it on Japanese Solaris 2.5.1 on an old Sparc 5 machine -
>sadly, however, this machine only has a vt100 terminal attached to it.
>From all the documentation I have found CDE seems to be the only way to
>display graphical (japanese) characters from this machine. We can't do
>this as the machine has no video card or workstation monitor.
>I was wondering whether dumb terminals existed which can display foreign
>character sets (japanese in particular). I guess they must, but I can
>find no information about them. I would go to the Sun porting centre
>here in the UK, and use a nice shiny box there, but given that it took
>over 2 and a half months to locate and import the operating system,
>finding a whole machine to test our port on will probably take just as
>Does anyone have any ideas, or know of companies who can supply or lease
>such equipment (particularly dumb terminals), any advice anyone could
>give would be much appreciated.
>many thanks,
>Greg Read.

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