"Iron" dumb terminal is a solution. And, if your Sparc 5 is in a LAN,
you can "telnet" it from a PC with Japanese input/output capability.
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> 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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