FreeDOS help system (hhstndrd 1.0.8 en)[chcp]

Command: chcp

CHCP displays or sets the active code page number.


CHCP [nnn] [/?]


nnn Specifies a code page number. 437 US 850 Multi (Latin I) 852 Slavic (Latin II) 860 Portuguese 863 Canadian-French 865 Nordic /? Shows the help.


Type CHCP without a parameter to display the active code page number. Any program that started before the new code page was assigned may continue to use the original code page. (This excludes COMMAND.COM, which will be aware of code page changes.) To use chcp: 1. specify the location of COUNTRY.SYS with the COUNTRY command. 2. load the NLSFUNC program (using INSTALL). 3. use CHCP at any time to change the code page. CHCP is a command internal to and needs no other file in order to work.


CHCP Displays the active code page number CHCP /? Shows the help CHCP 850 Sets code page number 850

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