Using Translation Tables
MS92, ODBC/32 and NFT
Translation tables provide
a means to substitute characters during ASCII file transfers. They are used
in MS92, ODBC/32 and NFT.
These tables are available
from Minisoft, Inc. Contact Minisoft to receive the table(s) you need. You may
also create you own tables.
If you need non-U.S. English
fonts and you plan to use Windows True Type fonts, you will need to use font
MS92 uses Character Set
Translation Tables to convert between different character sets on PCs and host
The tables reside in the
same directory as MS92, where MS92 looks for them during startup.
Some of the tables may
also be loaded dynamically, without having to stop and restart MS92. You do
this by running a script file that includes the TABLOAD command.
The following table shows
the table types available and the equivalent TABLOAD values:
to host computer
to PC monitor
transfer from PC to host
transfer from host to PC
Host to PC
Host to PC
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The connection parameters "2DriverTable" and "2HostTable"
are provided to hold the names of translation table files.
Provide the value for a file name as used on the system that runs the client
Enter the name of existing
.tbl translation tables in the DSN configuration dialog box.
These files are the same
as those used with the other communication products.
NFT (both MPE and FTP)
use a MDMFT32.INI (or MDMFTP32.INI) file to set translation table values. For
example, to have extended characters convert correctly between Windows ANSI
and HP-ROMAN9 when using NFT, add the following lines to the file C:\WINNT\MDMFT32.INI:
Note: Use the appropriate Table.
The size of these tables
is always 256 bytes. The characters in this file are substituted for the equivalent
(indexed) character requested. If the file contains the binary values zero through
255, no change would take place.
If the 33rd character (Decimal value 32, Hex 20) is replaced with the 66th character
(Decimal value 65, Hex 41), all blank spaces will be replaced with the letter
the Sample Tables
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