Entering Japanese Language Characters

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TN3270 Plus (release 3.6.5 above) supports code pages for the Japanese language. This allows terminal emulation input and display of Japanese characters. Japanese is a DBCS (double-byte Character Set) language. In DBCS languages each character is consists of two bytes instead of one.

There a several steps that are required to displayJapanese characters in TN3270 Plus.

1.Install Japanese language support in Windows. The Japanese language support installation process varies for different versions of Windows. Follow the installation process for your version of Windows.
 
2.Specify a Japanese language code page for your terminal session. To select a a code page, open the Setup menu and select Host... to display the Host Pane of the Session Setup dialog box.  In the Session Setup dialog box, click the Browse... button, that follows the Code Page edit box to display the Code Page Setup dialog box. In the Code Page Setup dialog box, click the down arrow at the right side of the drop-down list box and select a Japanese Language code page.
 
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3.Select a TN3270 Plus display font that supports Japanese characters. To select a display font, open the Setup menu and select Display... to display the Display Pane of the Session Setup dialog box. In the Session Setup dialog box, click the Change... button, that follows the Screen Font edit box to display the Font dialog box. In the Font dialog box, select a Japanese font, a font style and a font size and select a Japanese script in the Script drop-down list box. "MS Mincho" and "MS Gothic" are fonts that support Japanese characters.
 
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5. The terminal emulation screen must contain fields that support DBCS (Double-byte Character Set) characters. When the cursor is in a field that supports DBCS characters you will see the word "MIXED" in the TN3270 Plus status bar.
 
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6.To type a Japanese character into a MIXED field you must select the Japanese language from the Windows Language bar.
 
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Japanese characters take 2 single byte character spaces on the terminal emulation screen. When Japanese characters are entered they are enclosed in less than and greater than signs, <   >. The less than sign indicates the start of Japanese characters in the field and the greater than sign indicates the end of Japanese characters in the field.
 


TN3270 Plus is continually being improved. To learn more about the latest enhancements, please review our Version History web page.