As far as what I read from previous threads, this is not possible. Is it really so? It seems that Windows 7 Notepad is in ANSI mode by default. I'm not sure what encoding most text files in general have, but for me it's mostly UTF-8. What I'm asking is support for TCC (and why not TCCLE, 4NT and even cmd.exe) commands such as "type" to display my text file umlauts correctly. Just the umlauts would be enough (not as crucial to have other special chars display correctly, though that would be splendid too). I can only display umlauts correctly if the text file was saved in Unicode. How to fix this problem?