Command: chcp

  CHCP displays or sets the active code page number.

Syntax:

  CHCP [nnn] [/?]

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Options:

  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

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Comments:

  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 command.com and needs no 
  other file in order to work.

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Examples:

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

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See also:

  country
  device
  display
  graftabl
  install
  keyman
  mode
  nlsfunc
  printer.sys

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File:

  Please read this command's lsm file also.
  You will find the updated version (internet) here and
  the version described in this manual page here.
  The lsm file contains information about the name of the programmer,
  the download site, and some other command related information.

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  Copyright © 1998 Jim Hall, updated 2007 by W. Spiegl.

  This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO.
  See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.