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
To display the number of the active character set, use the following
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)
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.
For more information about character sets, see the <COUNTRY>, <NLSFUNC>, and
<MODE (set device code pages)> commands.