A JAM 5 character mode form uses extended characters to draw
boxes. JAM 5 PI (GUI) however, uses actual GUI boxes. Thus,
when displaying a JAM 5 character mode form with JAM 5 PI,
boxes will become incomprehensible symbols.
box.awk converts the extended characters in a JAM 5
character mode form to a GUI box. Note though, that this
conversion process is from JAM 5 character mode to JAM 5 PI.
It does not upgrade any aspect of the form to JAM7/Prolifics format.
So essentially, box.awk by itself has no involvement in
the upgrade process. However, if directly upgrading from JAM 5
character mode to JAM 7 for Windows or Motif, this step is
necessary for proper handling of boxes during the upgrade.
Note that this utility deals
with the ascii version of the screen. Use f2asc to convert the
JAM screen to and from its ascii version prior and after using
- nawk -f box.awk < jam5_char_mode_screen.asc > jam5_pi_screen.asc
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