Creating or Editing a Translation Table

You can modify a predefined translation table or create your own. When you edit a translation table that is in use, the changes do not take effect until the next time the session is initialized (for example, when you disconnect and then reconnect the session).

To edit a translation table
  1. In a text editor such as Notepad, either open an existing translation table file (file name extension .tbl) or create a new file.

    Existing translation tables are located in the Attachmate\EAI\PresentationDesigner\ScreenConnectors\UnisysConfig\xlat directory.

  2. Type or modify the script for the translation table.

    For example, to add support for the euro symbol to an existing table, add the statement 0x20AC = value, where value is the value used by the host for the euro symbol, as shown in the included euro symbol translation tables.

    Host Value for the Euro
    Translation Table
    0x80 A-Latin1 Euro.tbl
    0xA4 A-Latin9 Euro.tbl

    If you're not sure which value your host uses, contact your system administrator.

    Note To use the euro symbol in a T27 project, you must have selected the option Raw 8-bit Data on the Connection Settings - T27 Character Interpretation page in your T27 configuration.

    For more information about translation table syntax, see Translation Table Syntax.

  3. Using a .tbl filename extension, save the file in the Attachmate\EAI\PresentationDesigner\ScreenConnectors\UnisysConfig\xlat directory.

    To prevent overwriting your changes when you upgrade, you should always save modified translation tables with a new name.

  4. If the Presentation Builder Runtime Service is installed on a different computer than the Presentation Designer, copy the new file to the same directory on the Runtime Service computer.
Related Topics
Bullet Translation Tables, Overview
Bullet Translation Table Syntax
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