3270 Emulation

3270 Emulation

Post by David McMulle » Sat, 09 Oct 1999 04:00:00

I.   does anyone know of a 3270 emulator other than x3270?
II.  does anyone know how to configure the fonts for x3270?

3270 Emulation

Post by John McKo » Sun, 10 Oct 1999 04:00:00

>I.   does anyone know of a 3270 emulator other than x3270?

I got a TN3270 from http://metalab.unc.edu . Unfortunately, I don't remember
exactly where it is. The README says that it is by "David Luyer". It mentions
another TN3270 emulator from ftp://typhaon.ucs.edu.au/pub/tn3720 . I haven't
visited there, so I don't know anything about it. Except that I just tried
to ftp to it and got an "unknown host". The tn3270 that I have
is OK, but rather ugly. Just black & white with reverse video. This is a
console mode program which uses curses, not X.

Quote:>II.  does anyone know how to configure the fonts for x3270?

Well, in my version, I click on "Options", then select "Font". I can either
select one of the "built-in" fonts, or select "Other". When I select "other",
I need to know the full name of an X font. Such as:
I type that long, boring string into the text box.
I hope this was of some help to you,


3270 Emulation

Post by Josef 'Jupp' Schug » Sun, 10 Oct 1999 04:00:00

On Fri, 08 Oct 1999 14:00:21 -0500, David McMullen

> does anyone know of a 3270 emulator other than x3270?

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AFAIR it's part of communicator complete install.

You may also try tn3270. You can even use it on console which is not
that bad if you are using some 50 rows at 132 columns each text mode.

I don't know where to get tn3270 but


is your friend.

Hint: If function keys won't work use ESC-1 for F1, ESC-2 for F2, ...
F11 and F12 are ESC-- and ESC-+ if I correctly remember the US key
bindings - anyway, use the next two keys in the number row. AFAIR PF2
maps to Ctrl-Z and PF1 to Ctrl-A. They have switched of our mainframe
for Y2k incompatibility of OS and not having money to upgrade to a
new version of the OS.


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