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You can use different character sets in FoxPro and other programs bychanging the code page, as described below. The default code page for U.S.English is 437.
Pressing the ALT key in conjunction with the numbers on the numeric keypadwill create extended, or special, characters. Extended characters are thosecharacters above ASCII 127. Different code pages support different extendedcharacters. For example, when you are using code page 437, pressing ALT+157produces a Y with two short horizontal lines through it. With code page850, these keys produce a zero with a line through it.
To use different code pages, add the following commands to the CONFIG.SYSand AUTOEXEC.BAT files: