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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I buy TinyTERM for iOS?

A: TinyTERM Lite and TinyTERM Plus are available direct from Century Software or on the iTunes App Store. TinyTERM Enterprise for iOS is available on the App Store or the B2B store for volume purchases, and through direct purchase from Century Software, Inc. For details, please contact our Sales department at or +1-801-268-3088 option 2.

Q: What are the differences between TinyTERM Lite, TinyTERM Plus and TinyTERM Enterprise?

A: TinyTERM Enterprise includes UNIX/Linux, TN3270 and TN5250 emulations, along with our industrial browser for scanning into Web-based applications. TinyTERM Plus has all the features of TinyTERM Enterprise, except the industrial browser. TinyTERM Lite includes the industrial browser, but has a limited keyboard that does not include function keys, Tab or Esc.

TinyTERM Lite can be upgraded to TinyTERM Plus or TinyTERM Enterprise through an activation key code. For details, please contact our Sales department at or +1-801-268-3088 option 2.

Q: What connection types are supported in TinyTERM?

A: TinyTERM supports telnet and SSH connections for UNIX/Linux emulations, and telnet and SSL for TN3270 or TN5250. Connections can run over wifi or 3G networks.

Q: Which authentication types does SSH include?

A: TinyTERM Enterprise includes both SSH1 and SSH2. User/password and keyboard-interactive authentication are both available. TinyTERM also supports both RSA and DSA keys in sizes from 512 to 4096 bits.

Q: Which terminal emulations does TinyTERM Enterprise include?

A: There are 24 different emulations available in TinyTERM Enterprise: the 21 included in TinyTERM ITX 2, as well as ADDS Viewpoint VP/60, WYCOL, TN3270 and TN5250.

Q: Which code pages does TinyTERM Enterprise include?

A: There are 50 code pages in TinyTERM, covering a wide range of locations.

STD 210 PC Greek (437G) STD 861 PC Icelandic STD 1253 Windows Greek STD DEC Turkish 1288 STD Polish Police
STD 220 PC Spanish (National Spain) STD 863 MS-DOS French Canada STD 1254 Windows Turkish STD ISO 8859-1 Latin I STD Russian Alternative
STD 437 MS-DOS Latin US STD 865 MS-DOS Nordic 1252 Windows Latin 1 (ANSI) (Polish) STD ISO 8859-1 Latin II STD Russian ANSI
STD 737 PC Greek STD 866 PC Cyrillic 1252 Windows Latin 1 (ANSI) (FONT) STD ISO-IEC 8859-5 Cyrillic STD Russian KOI-8
STD 850 MS-DOS Latin 1 STD 1250 Windows Latin 2 (Central Europe) STD DEC ISO Latin NR 1 Right STD ISO 8859-5 Latin/Cyrillic HP Roman 8
STD 852 MS-DOS Latin 2 STD 1251 Windows Cyrillic (Slavic) STD DEC Multinational Left STD ISO 8859-7 Greek HP Roman 9
STD 855 PC Cyrillic STD 1252 Windows Latin 1 (ANSI) STD DEC Multinational Right STD ISO 8859-9 Turkish Easter European 7-bit
STD 857 PC Modern Turkish STD 1252 Windows Latin 1 (ANSI)(French) STD DEC Supplemental STD ISO 8859-15 Latin 9 Latin-Greek 7-bit
STD 858 MS-DOS Latin 1 STD 1252 Windows Latin 1 (ANSI)(German) STD DEC Cyrillic STD Polish CSK Czech Output 8859-2 Latin II
STD 860 MS-DOS Portuguese STD 1252 Windows Latin 1 (ANSI)(United Kingdom) STD DEC Greek 1287 STD Polish Mazovia Polish Output 8859-2 Latin II

Q: Does that include Unicode support for languages such as Japanese and Chinese?

A: TinyTERM Enterprise for iPad does not include support for the full Unicode character set at this time.

Q: How much of the emulator screen does the keyboard cover?

A: It covers about half the screen in landscape mode, but it doesn't have to cover the emulator screen at all. TinyTERM can dynamically resize the emulator window when the keyboard comes up, so that no information gets hidden behind the keys. Or the keyboard can be made transparent, so the emulator text isn't resized, but can still be read underneath the keyboard.

And in portrait mode, the keyboard never covers the terminal screen at all. The full display is always visible.

Q: The default iPad keyboard doesn't include all the terminal keys. Does TinyTERM Enterprise include function keys, arrow keys and the like?

A: Yes. TinyTERM has several keyboard layouts, all of which include function keys F1-F12, all four arrow keys, Ins, Del, End, Home, PgUp, PgDn, Esc, Tab, Ctrl and Shift.

When using an external keyboard, the Option key can be used in place of a Ctrl key. For example, Option-C is the equivalent of the terminal Ctrl-C. Also, Option-1 through Option-0 equate to F1-F10 from an external keyboard.

Q: So it will use an external keyboard?

A: Yes. TinyTERM Enterprise for iPad supports both dock and Bluetooth keyboards.

Q: Are there also PF1-PF4 keys for VT emulations?

A: The F1-F4 function keys act as PF keys for VT100, VT220, etc. The VT220 (STD 437) keyboard layout also includes PF1-PF4, Help and Do keys.

TN3270 and TN5250 emulations support the full range of function keys, PF1-PF24.

Q: How do I restore the keyboard when it's hidden?

A: Just double-tap the screen. This works in landscape or portrait mode.

Q: Can the keyboard be modified?

A: Yes. Instructions are on this page.

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