84-key keyboard support for special character set (code page)

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To use the Hungarian, Czech, Slovakian, or Norwegian keyboard support function of MS-DOS version 5.0, you must load the correct character set (code page) and use a 101-key keyboard.

Hungarian, Czech, Slovakian, and Norwegian keyboards are not supported with a standard 84-key keyboard.

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For example, when using the Hungarian character set (code page), the following statement is valid only for 101-key keyboards:
   keyb hu,,[drive]:[directory path]\keyboard.sys
(Where [drive]:[directory path] is the location of KEYBOARD.SYS.)

When using an 84-key keyboard, the keyboard will default back to the English character set (code page).

The following keyboard codes require the correct character set (code page) and a 101-key keyboard:
   Country                   Code
   --------------            --------

   Czech Republic            CZ
   Slovakia                  SL
   Norway                    NO


Article ID: 77450 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0 Standard Edition
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