MacWise Graphic Drawing Characters
If your MacWise screen should be displaying boxes drawn with graphic lines but instead has letters or numbers instead of graphic lines, then here are some things to try.
1. First lets see if your MacWiseFont is installed.
Type the zero key in MacWise. The zero should have a slash though it. If not, you need to install the MacWise font. The MacWise installer installs the font automatically, but some older Macs may have not run the font installer. You can install the font by opening the MacWise 12 folder. Look in the Fonts folder for the MacWiseFont Installer.
Quit MacWise if it is running and run the MacWiseFont Installer. Then run MacWise and type the zero key. You should now see a slash through the zero.
Note that when MacWise is purchased from the Mac App Store, the font is built into MacWise.
If you now see a slash zero when you type the zero key then proceed to step 2.
2. For Wyse emulation...
If Wyse graphics do not work and display letters like D and Z instead of the graphic characters, you need to uncheck Strip 8th bit and use IBM Set 2.
Also need hidden attributes enabled for Wyse 60.
For all emulations...
Those H characters that you see instead of graphic lines are sent to your Mac from the host to be converted into graphic lines.
There are several possibilities why it is not working.
First, try unchecking Strip 8th Bit and then use IBM Set2 as your font set (Emulate Menu, International Characters)
If that does not work, there are two other options for graphic characters (DEC or Wyse Multinational characters).
You will just need to experiment with different settings.
Normally, if you use IBM Set2 you do not strip 8th bit.
DEC or Wyse multinational usually are used with 8th bit stripped.
3. Another thing that can cause this problem is the settings in the Telnet Connection Window.
Select Telnet Connection... from the Connection Menu.
Then put a checkmark on Unix Raw Mode.
Then log out and close the connection.
Open the connection again and see if that makes a difference.
The terminal type you enter in that window is also important.
It is possible that the host does not think you can support graphic drawing lines because of the terminal type being reported back to it.
If you are using Wyse 50, the terminal type defaults to wy50
But your host might want to see a custom terminal type entered there.
You would need to contact the host administrator to find out which terminal type names are supported.
4. If you are using SCO ANSI mode with the terminal type "ansi", you will need MacWise 12.2.8 or later to display graphic drawing lines correctly.