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Appendix G Input/Output Device Commands - IBM 4840-563 System Reference Manual

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Appendix G Input/Output device commands

This appendix lists the commands and their usage for the SurePOS 500 Series I/O devices.
VFD commands
This section describes the following VFD commands: v Emulation Mode Select v
Character Set Select v User Character Definition v Brightness Control v Alphanumeric
Message Scroll v Backspace v Horizontal Tab v Line Feed v Carriage Return v Test v
Display Position v Normal Display v Vertical Scroll v Cursor On v Cursor Off v Reset
Note: The command code format shown in the following topics is the hexadecimal
Emulation mode select (00) <NULL>
Character set select (02) <STX>
Note: This command is only effective in IBM Mode.
This example selects the US/European character set:
User character definition (03) <EXT>
Defines a custom character.
Logic Controls Emulation Mode
The byte that follows the command byte contains an ASCII character between X'20' and X'7F' of a keyboard
key to be redefined. This byte is followed by five bytes, which define the bit patterns of the user-defined
character. Logic Controls Emulation Mode only allows one keyboard key to be redefined. This means that
there is only one user-definable character in this mode. Once a key is redefined, any occurrence of that
character on the display will change to the user-defined character. If a new key is redefined, the previously
redefined key is restored to the original character in all places on the display and the newly redefined key will
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value followed by the ASCII representation of that value within brackets.
00 nn
Sets the specified emulation mode.
This example sets Logic Controls emulation mode:
00 00
02 nn
Selects the specified character set.
02 00
03 nn
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