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Displays the number of the active character set (code page). You can also use the CHCP command to change the active character set for all devices that support character set switching. You must install the <NLSFUNC> program before you can use the CHCP command. For an introduction to using character sets and the CHCP command, see the chapter "Customizing For International Use" in the MS-DOS User's Guide. Tables of the character sets included with MS-DOS are shown in the appendix "Keyboard Layouts and Character Sets" in the MS-DOS User's Guide. For information about additional code pages included with MS-DOS 6.22, see the COUNTRY.HTM file. Syntax CHCP [nnn] To display the number of the active character set, use the following syntax: CHCP Parameter nnn Specifies the prepared system character set defined by the COUNTRY command in the CONFIG.SYS file. By default, MS-DOS provides character sets for the following countries and languages: 437 United States 850 Multilingual (Latin I) 852 Slavic (Latin II) 860 Portuguese 863 Canadian-French 865 Nordic Additional countries and languages are supported by the EGA2.CPI and EGA3.CPI files. For more information, see the COUNTRY.TXT file, which is located in the directory that contains your MS-DOS files. Related Commands For more information about character sets, see the <COUNTRY>, <NLSFUNC>, and <MODE (set device code pages)> commands.
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