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MAPSCRN(8)               System Manager's Manual              MAPSCRN(8)

NAME         top

       mapscrn - load screen output mapping table

SYNOPSIS         top

       mapscrn [-V] [-v] [-o map.orig] mapfile

DESCRIPTION         top

       The mapscrn command is obsolete - its function is now built-in
       into setfont.  However, for backwards compatibility it is still
       available as a separate command.

       The mapscrn command loads a user defined output character mapping
       table into the console driver. The console driver may be later
       put into use user-defined mapping table mode by outputting a
       special escape sequence to the console device.  This sequence is
       <esc>(K for the G0 character set and <esc>)K for the G1 character
       set.  When the -o option is given, the old map is saved in
       map.orig.

USE         top

       There are two kinds of mapping tables: direct-to-font tables,
       that give a font position for each user byte value, and user-to-
       unicode tables that give a unicode value for each user byte. The
       corresponding glyph is now found using the unicode index of the
       font.  The command
              mapscrn trivial
       sets up a one-to-one direct-to-font table where user bytes
       directly address the font. This is useful for fonts that are in
       the same order as the character set one uses.  A command like
              mapscrn 8859-2
       sets up a user-to-unicode table that assumes that the user uses
       ISO 8859-2.

INPUT FORMAT         top

       The mapscrn command can read the map in either of two formats:
       1. 256 or 512 bytes binary data
       2. two-column text file
       Format (1) is a direct image of the translation table. The
       256-bytes tables are direct-to-font, the 512-bytes tables are
       user-to-unicode tables.  Format (2) is used to fill the table as
       follows: cell with offset mentioned in the first column is filled
       with the value mentioned in the second column.  When values
       larger than 255 occur, or values are written using the U+xxxx
       notation, the table is assumed to be a user-to-unicode table,
       otherwise it is a direct-to-font table.

       Values in the file may be specified in one of several formats:
       1. Decimal: String of decimal digits not starting with '0'
       2. Octal: String of octal digits beginning with '0'.
       3. Hexadecimal: String of hexadecimal digits preceded by "0x".
       4. Unicode: String of four hexadecimal digits preceded by "U+".
       5. Character: Single character enclosed in single quotes. (And
       the binary value is used.)  Note that blank, comma, tab character
       and '#' cannot be specified with this format.
       6. UTF-8 Character: Single (possibly multi-byte) UTF-8 character,
       enclosed in single quotes.

       Note that control characters (with codes < 32) cannot be re-
       mapped with mapscrn because they have special meaning for the
       driver.

OTHER OPTIONS         top

       -V     Prints version number and exits.

       -v     Be verbose.

FILES         top

       @DATADIR@/consoletrans
              The default directory for screen mappings.

SEE ALSO         top

       setfont(8)

AUTHOR         top

       Copyright (C) 1993 Eugene G. Crosser
       <crosser@pccross.msk.su>
       This software and documentation may be distributed freely.

COLOPHON         top

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kbd                           20 March 1993                   MAPSCRN(8)

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