MiscellaneousThe Miscellaneous options will not normally have to be changed by most Windows users.


This option changes the font used by the application. This option may be useful if you have "Large Fonts" selected under Windows and find that some captions are truncated. You may also need to do this if you are running Windows Vista or Linux where the font sizes are different from those for which the application windows were designed.

  • Choose font - click this to select the font you wish to use.
  • Reset default - click this to restore the default system font.

Character encoding

This option is used to select the character encoding used for sending. It only affects data modes that can transmit a full 256 character set such as PSK31. It is normally set to the system default under Windows. Under Linux you may need to change it. If you use the Language Bar (or equivalent feature under Linux) to type in a different language than the system default then you will need to change this setting in either OS. The characters represented by the lower 127 characters are unaffected by this setting, so having it wrong will make no difference in many cases.

Open URLs (Linux only)

Linux has no notion of a "default web browser" so under Linux KComm needs to be told what program to open a web URL in. This is used for the HamCall and QRZ.com callsign lookups. If Firefox is installed on your computer then setting the path to /usr/bin/firefox normally works.

Note: In Linux, ensure the web browser is already open before doing a callsign lookup. If KComm has to start the web browser in order to display the web page, it will freeze until the browser is closed again.

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