Because i am a user from germany, i have a typical german problem: The behaviour of the representation of national characters changed from Tcmd8 to Tcmd9: Entering national characters (e.g. a with dots) on the command line in an "Echo" command works correct. Doing the same in a batch file, the characters are displayed incorrect. That was different and correct with TCMD8. So i looked into the btm file: echo äöüÄÖÜ ( these are aouAOU with dots ) echo %@char in hex: 6563686F20E4F6FCC4D6DC0D0A 6563686F202540636861725B3232385D the second line echo's the (a with dots) correct to the screeen, while the first echo is incorrect. What's wrong ??