PicLan Version 188.8.131.52 Release Announcement
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PicLan Version 184.108.40.206 is now available for DOS and Windows clients
May 7, 1997
PicLan version 220.127.116.11 is now available for DOS and Windows clients.
This is a minor release that should only be of interest to a minority of
(mostly international) PicLan sites.
PicLan version 18.104.22.168 has the following bug fixes and additions:
Problems with DBCS (Double Byte Character Set) versions of Windows 95 were
The PLTW and PLTW32 programs have both been tested with Win95J and appear
to install and run correctly. Their operation with DBCS fonts has not be
thouroughly tested, although they generally appear to function.
Error with Mentor PRO
Some users with Mentor PRO had problems with PicLan Windows applications
The bug fixes for Win95J should also fix problems some customers have
had with Mentor PRO hosts that advertise a zero PicLan serial number.
PLTW / PLTW32
PLTW and PLTW32 have been modified for international customers
PLTW and PLTW32 have been modified so that the default is to use the local
code-page for keyboard mapping. This should make most keyboard operations
automatic in most languages. It also allows the default IME (Input Method
Editor) to function in DBCS languages. Internal keyboard handling may be
re-enabled with [PLTW] RawKDB=yes in the PL-CFG.INI file.
PLTW and PLTW32 now understand DBCS (Double Byte Character Set) fonts and
will display them "correctly". It is still the responsibility of the Pick
host application to correctly implement DBCS aware input editing functions.
DBCS is enabled with [PLTW] DBCS=yes in the PL-CFG.INI.file.
Font Character Sets
PLTW and PLTW32 now allow you to specify the character set to use when
mapping Windows fonts. The previous default was OEM. This is setup in [PLTW]
Charset=SHIFTJIS (Japanese) in PL-CFG.INI. More information on allowable
fonts is included in the PL-CFG.INI comments section.
The PLTW and PLTW32 program can now optionally read menu and dialog captions
from a configuration file. This allows you to localize the PLTW and PLTW32
program to your local language. These changes are documented in the PL-CFG.INI
and PL-MSG.INI file.