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Enables you to display international character sets on EGA, VGA, and LCD monitors. This device driver must be loaded by a <DEVICE> or <DEVICEHIGH> command in your CONFIG.SYS file. For an introduction to preparing your screen and keyboard for character sets, see the chapter "Customizing for International Use" in the MS-DOS User's Guide. Syntax DEVICE=[drive:][path]DISPLAY.SYS CON[:]=(type[,[hwcp][,n]]) DEVICE=[drive:][path]DISPLAY.SYS CON[:]=(type[,[hwcp][,(n,m)]]) Parameters [drive:][path] Specifies the location of the DISPLAY.SYS file. type Specifies the display adapter in use. Valid values include EGA and LCD. The EGA value supports both EGA and VGA display adapters. If you omit the type parameter, DISPLAY.SYS checks the hardware to determine which display adapter is in use. You can also specify CGA and MONO as values for type, but they have no effect because character set switching is not enabled for these devices. hwcp Specifies the number of the character set that your hardware supports. The following list shows the character sets that MS-DOS supports and the country or language for each: 437 United States 850 Multilingual (Latin I) 852 Slavic (Latin II) 860 Portuguese 863 Canadian-French 865 Nordic Additional character sets are supported by the EGA2.CPI and EGA3.CPI files. For more information, see the COUNTRY.HTM file. For more information about using character sets, see the appendix "Keyboard Layouts and Character Sets" in the MS-DOS User's Guide. n Specifies the number of character sets the hardware can support in addition to the primary character set specified for the hwcp parameter. Valid values for n are in the range 0 through 6. This value depends on your hardware. For EGA display adapters, the maximum value for n is 6; for LCD display adapters, the maximum value for n is 1. m Specifies the number of subfonts the hardware supports for each code page. The default value is 2 if type is EGA, and 1 if type is LCD.
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