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When you use the Change Code Page (CHCP) 437 or 850 command to change the current code page, the ALT+Numeric keypad characters are not mapped properly. This problem was initially observed in an application using the OS/2 subsystem, but it is also present in the NTVDM environment (MS-DOS mode).
Using Lucida Console fonts allows ALT+Numeric keypad characters to be entered and displayed properly according to the current code page selected by the CHCP command. This works in MS-DOS and OS/2 modes.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/152734/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
Locale-specific code pages for U.S. versions of the Windows NT systems are defined as follows: