Re: Terminals

From: Tex Texin (texin@bedford.progress.COM)
Date: Tue Oct 14 1997 - 06:36:39 EDT

Used to...

I tried to purchase double-byte VT-100 compatible terminals a while ago
and had great difficulty. Dec no longer makes them. They farmed them out
to 3 other terminal manufacturers, but I could not get double-byte
terminals from any of them. Finally found someone in Hong Kong who would
supply them and by then I no longer needed them. (I was going thru our
HK office so I don't know the vendors name.) I ended up using terminal
emulation software to meet my needs. There's a good package that is
downloadable from the net. If you need the name, I can look it up. I am
on the road and don't have access at the moment.

On Oct 13, 6:36am, Tim Greenwood wrote:
> Subject: Re: Terminals
> Digital makes (or at least used to make) a whole range of terminals for
> displaying Japanese, Chinese, Korean ... I expect that other
> have similar offerings. There was computing in Japan and Japanese long
> before there were PC's and workstations.
> Tim
> >Hi,
> >
> >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
> >functionality.
> >
> >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
> >display graphical (japanese) characters from this machine. We can't
> >this as the machine has no video card or workstation monitor.
> >
> >I was wondering whether dumb terminals existed which can display
> >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
> >long..
> >
> >Does anyone have any ideas, or know of companies who can supply or
> >such equipment (particularly dumb terminals), any advice anyone could
> >give would be much appreciated.
> >
> >many thanks,
> >Greg Read.
> >
> >
> >
>-- End of excerpt from Tim Greenwood

Tex Texin                    
Manager International Development and Product Management
Progress Software Corp.        Voice:   +1-781-280-4271
14 Oak Park                      Fax:   +1-781-280-4949
Bedford, MA 01730  USA 

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