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Screen Line Drawing Problem in OpenServer 5.0.7 - SCO

On a new 5.0.7 install, I get D's instead of lines inside of the scoterm window. I tried mkdev scoansi--this cleared up the problem in character mode but not in X-windows scoterm. I think that some ansi termcap values have to be changed but I've misplaced my notes on this problem. So does anyone remember how to fix this problem? Transpower...

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    Default Screen Line Drawing Problem in OpenServer 5.0.7

    On a new 5.0.7 install, I get D's instead of lines inside of the scoterm
    window. I tried mkdev scoansi--this cleared up the problem in character mode
    but not in X-windows scoterm. I think that some ansi termcap values have to be
    changed but I've misplaced my notes on this problem. So does anyone remember
    how to fix this problem?

    Transpower
    Transpower Guest

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    Default Re: Screen Line Drawing Problem in OpenServer 5.0.7

    I checked and that's what it currently is set to. C'mon guys/gals, there is a
    solution to this.

    Transpower
    Transpower Guest

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    Default Re: Screen Line Drawing Problem in OpenServer 5.0.7

    Transpower wrote:
    > On a new 5.0.7 install,
    > I get D's instead of lines
    That *IS* a parity problem in my experience. In CP437 the right-tee-join
    character (-|) is 0xB4 the letter D is 0x44. The difference is the
    absence of the MSB (most significant bit a.k.a. parity bit).

    Maybe you have a setting that is stripping parity. What does stty say?
    > inside of the scoterm
    > window. I tried mkdev scoansi--this cleared up the problem in character mode
    > but not in X-windows scoterm. I think that some ansi termcap values have to be
    > changed but I've misplaced my notes on this problem. So does anyone remember
    > how to fix this problem?
    As you probably know, termcap & terminfo do define line-draw characters
    but these are not the CP437 characters but ASCII characters used within
    a shift-out/shift-in escape sequence to indicate graphics characters.
    There's no correspondence/relationship between CP437 and (for example)
    VT102 graphics-characters (lqkxmj).

    If you have an application that uses termcap/terminfo capabilities for
    line-graphics then you need to make certain that your TERM setting is
    correct. IME ANSI and VT100 are vague and unreliable designations since
    they are often both incompletely implemented and extended.

    I generally create a text file of CP437 line-draw characters than cat it
    to test various permutations of configuartion settings (stty, mapchan,
    etc). I also have files of vt100 & ansi escape sequences to draw boxes
    that I can use with cat for testing, saves firing up an app and
    eliminates some complexity from the problem determination phase.

    --
    Ian Wilson.

    Ian Wilson Guest

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    Default Re: Screen Line Drawing Problem in OpenServer 5.0.7

    Tech support at FP Technologies sent me the latest termcap for filePro and that
    solved the problem. Thanks everyone for your ideas.

    Transpower
    Transpower Guest

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