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Displays the number of the active console code page, or changes the active console code page that Windows NT is to use for the console. Note: Only the OEM code page installed with Windows NT will display correctly in a command prompt window using Raster fonts. Other code pages will display correctly in full-screen mode or command prompt windows that are using TrueType fonts.

chcp [nnn]



Used without parameters, chcp displays the number of the active console code page.


Specifies the code page. The following list shows each code page that Windows NT supports and its country or language:

437 United States
850 Multilingual (Latin I)
852 Slavic (Latin II)
855 Cyrillic (Russian)
857 Turkish
860 Portuguese
861 Icelandic
863 Canadian-French
865 Nordic
866 Russian
869 Modern Greek

See Also

ntcmds00000001.gif Country

ntcmds00000001.gif Device

ntcmds00000001.gif Devicehigh

ntcmds00000001.gif Mode (set device code pages)

More Information About Chcp

ntcmds00000001.gif Chcp--Notes

ntcmds00000001.gif Chcp--Examples


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