Although Distinct IntelliTerm for Windows supports several languages, you
can tailor the EBCDIC to ASCII translate tables used for display and entry
of data. The reason why there are translate tables is that IBM host systems
use a data format called EBCDIC (Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange
Code). This defines the value of all alphanumeric and other characters
in a byte. All 3270 devices use the EBCDIC data format. On the other side,
all PCs use the ASCII format (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)
to interpret data bytes. Therefore, PCs must translate the host data from
EBCDIC to ASCII in order to display it properly and also translate the
input ASCII data to EBCDIC to send data to the host.
There are 2 translate tables that operate independently. The first table,
EBCDIC-to-ASCII is used to convert data received from the host for display
purposes. The second table, ASCII-to-EBCDIC is used to convert data entered
from the keyboard to send to the host system.
Distinct IntelliTerm uses a Global table set and can optionally use Private
Translate Tables. The Global table set is used by default for all 3270
and 5250 terminal sessions. However, you can override the global tables
within the Session Profile and choose a different translate table set.
To access the Global Translate Tables you must be in 3270 or 5250 mode.
Select Global Translate Tables from the Options menu. The dialog
You can display and enter data in either Decimal format (base 10) or Hexadecimal
format (base 16) by selecting the Display Type.
To change an entry, move the scroll bar in the appropriate table and enter
a new value in the correct base format. For decimal, you can enter numbers
from 0 to 255. For Hexadecimal, you can enter values from 00 to FF.
The dialog is designed to always display the opposite translation. This
allows you to easily see the current reverse translation.
Once you have completed your changes, press OK to save the new translation
tables immediately to disk.
Changes in the translate tables affect all terminal sessions.