CHCP + Changing the Code Page
At the system level, selects the code page DOS is using,
which contains character set definitions.
[xxx] Specifies the number of the desired code
In PC-DOS version 3.3, CHCP is used to switch from the
standard code page of 437 to the new code pages containing
international symbols provided with this version of DOS.
instructs DOS to use code page 850, which contains the character
set definition for multilingual characters.
displays the operating-system code page that is currently in
Active codepage: xxx
reports the code page DOS is currently using.
Codepages xxx not prepared for system
CHCP could not select the page you specified. Make sure that
NLSFUNC is loaded and prepare all devices for the code page by
using the MODE command.
PC-DOS 3.3 allows you to switch between different code
pages, which contain the definitions of characters that are
displayed on the screen or produced by your printer. If you use
Canadian French, Norwegian, Danish, or Portuguese, you may want
to use code page switching to produce newly supported special
characters. The NLSFUNC command must be loaded before you use the
[For related topics, press R]
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