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DOS/OEM Character Set Support
typically use a different character set than do DOS programs, or
programs that run in a Windows Console environment. The DOS character
set is known as the DOS/OEM character set, and includes various line
drawing characters and miscellaneous characters not in the
Windows/ANSI set. The Windows/ANSI character set includes many
accented characters not in the DOS/OEM character set. Epsilon for
Windows uses the Windows/ANSI character set (with most fonts).
Epsilon for Windows Console uses a DOS/OEM character set by default, but
see the console-ansi-font variable.
The Unicode-based commands described in Unicode Features are
usually a better choice than the older commands documented in this
The oem-to-ansi command converts the current buffer from the
DOS/OEM character set to the Windows/ANSI character set. The
ansi-to-oem command does the reverse. If any character in the
buffer doesn't have a unique translation, these commands warn before
translating, and move to the first character without a unique
The find-oem-file command reads a file using the DOS/OEM
character set, translating it into the Windows/ANSI character set,
and arranges things so when you save the file, the reverse
translation automatically occurs.
The commands in this section provide a subset of the functionality
available with the Unicode-based commands described in Unicode Features. The oem-to-ansi command is similar to the
unicode-convert-from-encoding command. Specify an encoding such
as "cp850" or "cp437", using the code page number shown by the
"chcp" command at a Windows command prompt. Similarly, the
ansi-to-oem command is like the
unicode-convert-to-encoding command. The find-oem-file
command is like invoking find-file with a numeric prefix
argument, so it asks for line translation and encoding options, and
specifying the DOS/OEM encoding as above. See Unicode Features
for details on setting a default code page and similar options.
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