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The ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) character set used by MS-DOS contains 256 characters. Many of these characters are not located on the computer keyboard; however, you can enter these characters by using a different code page.
The ASCII character set consists of 256 codes or characters. The first 128 codes represent the alphabet, numbers, punctuation, and control characters. The other 128 codes are extended characters, and include European characters, graphics, and scientific characters. These extended characters are not represented on the keyboard.
To enter an ASCII character that is not represented on the keyboard, do the following:
If the above process does not enable the display of extended ASCII characters in an MS-DOS based application, contact your hardware manufacturer to ensure that support for these characters is provided.
"Microsoft MS-DOS User's Guide and Reference," version 5.0, page 632-637.
"Microsoft MS-DOS User's Guide," version 6.0 and 6.2, pages 269-276.
Article ID: 83275 - Last Review: May 10, 2003 - Revision: 2.0
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