TN3270 Plus (release 4.0.5 above) supports a code page for the Korean language. This allows terminal emulation input and display of Korean characters. Korean is a DBCS (double-byte Character Set) language. In DBCS languages each character consists of two bytes instead of one.
There a several steps that are required to display Korean characters in TN3270 Plus.
|1.||Install Korean language support in Windows. The Korean language support installation process varies for different versions of Windows. Follow the installation process for your version of Windows.|
|2.||Specify the Korean language code page for your TN370 Plus terminal session. To select 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 the Korean Language code page|
|3.||Select a TN3270 Plus display font that supports Korean 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 Korean font, a font style and a font size and select the Korean script in the Script drop-down list box.|
|4.|| 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.|
An alternate way to determine if a field supports DBCS characters is to turn on the TN3270 Plus "Display attribute characters" option. (Setup, Display..., Display attribute characters check box) When this option is checked an at sign (@) is displayed in each screen position that contains an attribute byte. Attribute byte tips support is also activated. When this option is on, hovering the cursor over an attribute byte displays a small window containing a description of the attribute byte. "SO/SI creation enabled" will appear in the attribute byte description window for fields that support DBCS characters.
|5.||To type a Korean character into a MIXED field you must select the Korean language from the Windows Language bar. |
Korean characters take 2 single byte character spaces on the terminal emulation screen. When Korean characters are entered they are enclosed in less than and greater than signs, < >. The less than sign indicates the start of Korean characters in the field and the greater than sign indicates the end of Korean characters in the field.
Enabling DBCS Character Entry and Display in ISPF
Specify the ISPF "Mixed Mode" option in the Edit Entry Panel and/or the View Entry Panel to enable you to view, browse or edit mixed data that contains both EBCDIC (single-byte) and DBCS (double-byte) characters in ISPF.
When DBCS characters are entered they are enclosed in SO ("<") and SI(">") characters.. The SO (less than sign) character indicates the start of DBCS characters in the field and the SI (greater than sign) character indicates the end of DBCS characters in the field.
Enabling DBCS Character Entry and Display in CICS BMS Maps
Specify the BMS map SOSI option to enable a field to contain both EBCDIC (single-byte) and DBCS (double-byte) characters . For example:
When DBCS characters are entered into SOSI enabled fields they are enclosed in SO ("<") and SI(">") characters. The SO (less than sign) character indicates the start of DBCS characters in the field and the SI (greater than sign) character indicates the end of DBCS characters in the field.
TN3270 Plus is continually being improved. To learn more about the latest enhancements, please review our Version History web page.