Purpose:Display or change the current system code page

 

Format:CHCP [n]

 

n        A system code page number.

 

Usage:

 

Code page switching allows you to select different character sets for language support.

 

If you enter CHCP without a number, the current code page is displayed.

 

chcp

Active code page: 437

 

If you enter CHCP plus a code page number, the code page is changed. For example, to set the code page to multilingual:

 

chcp 850

 

When you use CHCP under Windows it only affects the current process, and any new programs started from within that process; the active code page in other processes remains unchanged.