Customizing a Display Translation Table

PC/3270 displays the host EBCDIC character using the workstation (ANSI) graphic symbol so that the character defined by the zSeries EBCDIC host code page is displayed correctly using the same graphic symbol defined by ANSI. However, you might need your original translation, because your host or workstation application is not designed to use the standard translation.

You can use your original translation table if you refer to the following procedure as an example. Note that the data integrity caused by the user-defined table is your responsibility.

The following procedure is an example of how to remap left and right brackets.
  1. Terminate all running 3270 sessions
  2. Modify the PC/3270 workstation profile (*.WS).
    DefaultView=C:\Z and I Emulator for Windows\PRIVATE\BRACKET.XLT
  3. Create the display translation table file (.XLT). In this example, the following BRACKET.XLT file is created in the Z and I Emulator for Windows private subdirectory.
    Description=User-defined Display Translation Table
    [SB Xlate]
    ; The next line displays EBCDIC X'AD' as
    ; an ANSI X'5B' (left bracket)
    ; The next line displays EBCDIC X'BD' as
    ; an ANSI X'5D' (right bracket)
  4. Create your own keyboard layout (.KMP) if you need to enter your new left and right brackets graphic symbols:
    KEY27=ansi dd
    KEY28=ansi a8
    The information on the right should be lowercase characters. PC/3270 translates ANSI X'dd' into EBCDIC X'ad'. It is displayed as [ by the table created in step 3.
  5. Click on the PC/3270 icon corresponding to the modified workstation profile.