About This Manual
This manual provides the information you need to install, operate, and maintain
your VT320 video terminal. The manual also provides a summary of the control
functions that programmers can use when writing applications for the VT320
terminal. For more detailed programming information, you can order the VT320
Programmer Reference Manual from Digital. See Appendix B for ordering information
and a complete list of related documentation.
This manual describes the international version of the VT320 terminal, for
Western European countries. A North American version is also available.
This manual has seven chapters and five appendices.
- Chapter 1, "Installation", describes how to connect your terminal to a
host computer system and select the correct baud rate.
- Chapter 2, "A Look at the Terminal", gives you an overview of the
VT320 terminal and its features.
- Chapter 3, "The Keyboard", describes the function of the keyboard's
keys, bells, and indicator lights.
- Chapter 4, "Set-Up", describes the VT320 set-up screens. You use the
set-up screens to change the settings of operating features from the
- Chapter 5, "Composing Characters", describes how to select characters
that do not appear as standard characters on your keyboard (for
example, accented letters).
- Chapter 6, "Printers and Modems", describes how to use a printer or
modem with the terminal.
- Chapter 7, "Solving Problems and Getting Service", provides suggested
solutions for typical operating problems and tells you where to
get more help.
- Appendix A lists VT320 specifications.
- Appendix B lists options, related documentation, and ordering
- Appendix C provides detailed information on communication with a
host computer system, including cables and connector signals.
- Appendix D shows each keyboard model for the VT320 terminal.
- Appendix E is a summary of the control functions that programmers
can use with the VT320 terminal. The appendix shows the character
sets built into the terminal.
Warnings, cautions, and notes appear throughout this manual. They have the following
- Warnings provide information to prevent personal injury.
- Cautions provide information to prevent damage to the equipment.
- Notes provide general operating information.
Set-up features and keyboard keys appear in bold type.
Examples: Press the Return key.
Use the Clear Comm feature in the Set-Up Directory screen.