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Emulation Tab for VT Terminal Types

How do I get to this dialog box?
  1. Open a VT terminal session and then open the Settings dialog box.

    The steps depend on your user interface mode.

    User Interface Mode Steps
    Ribbon or Reflection Browser With a session open in Reflection, from the Quick Access Toolbar, click .
    TouchUx Tap the Gear icon and then select Document Settings.
  2. Under Terminal Configuration, select Configure Terminal Settings.

  3. Click Terminal Setup.

  4. Select the Emulation tab.

Set values specific to the type of terminal you are emulating. Changing the Terminal type resets all associated settings (that is, any setting from the Terminal Setup dialog box or the Advanced Options dialog box). These options apply to most VT terminal types.

Emulation Options

Setting Description
Host character set Select a character set to load as the default when a soft reset is performed; or when you invoke the DECSTR sequence. The Host character set may also be specified by the Select Character Set (SCS) sequence.
PC character set If you need the DOS character set for file transfer or printing, select DOS from this list.
Terminal ID Determines the response that Reflection sends to the host after a primary device attributes (DA) request. This response lets the host know what terminal functions it can perform. This setting is independent of the Terminal type setting.
When set to WRQ, Reflection responds to a primary DA request with the set of features it supports. The responses that Reflection sends for each terminal ID are listed in the VT Terminal Reference pdf file. Reflection does not support the VT420 feature of multiple sessions over a single serial line.
Terminal IDs that end with the letter J (such as VT101J) indicate Japanese terminal support. These terminal IDs cause Reflection to send the correct DA response for Japanese terminals, and to size the DBCS (double-byte) characters appropriately.
Online Select to have Reflection function as a terminal (also called "remote mode").
Clear this option to enter local mode. In local mode, Reflection does not attempt to communicate with a host computer. Characters entered from the keyboard appear on the screen, but are not transmitted to the host; nor is any data received from the host (for example, notification of a mail message).
This value is not saved with your session document.
New line Select to send both a carriage return and line feed when you press Enter (known as new line mode). When Reflection receives a line feed, form feed, or vertical tab, it moves the cursor to the first column of the next line. When this option is cleared (linefeed mode), the Enterkey sends only a carriage return. A line feed, form feed, or vertical tab received from the host moves the cursor down one line in the current column.
If lines on the display keep getting overwritten (that is, the host is not sending a line feed along with a carriage return), select this option. If this option is selected, but the host does not expect to receive a line feed with each carriage return, lines are double-spaced on the display.
Autowrap Select to make characters wrap to the next line automatically when the cursor reaches the right margin of the display. This setting is different from the VAX host's terminal wrap characteristic, which is set with the following DCL command:
The host command determines whether characters wrap automatically when they reach the maximum terminal width set by the host's SET TERMINAL/WIDTH command (instead of using the right margin of the display, like this setting).
• If terminal wrap is set on the host, characters wrap when they reach the maximum terminal width, regardless of whether Autowrap is selected.
• If terminal wrap is not set and Autowrap is cleared, new characters overwrite the character at the right margin until a carriage return is entered.
Use ANSI color Select to use ANSI color in the Reflection terminal display under Reflection VT emulations. When selected, the ANSI Color Mapping section of the Modify Theme dialog box becomes enabled.
Treat ambiguous Unicode characters as wide This setting is available only when using the UTF-8 host character set.

Some Unicode characters resolve to either narrow or wide, depending upon the context in which they are used. In East Asian typography, these characters are usually display as wide.
Advanced Click to open the Advanced Options dialog box, from which you can configure advanced options for this terminal type.
Note: This button is not available for BBS-ANSI, SCO-ANSI, or VT-UTF8 emulation.

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