Change keyboard codepage
If you have problems using the keyboard in programs run from the command line (cmd.exe), then you might need to change your codepage, so it fits with your national settings.
This is can be done with this STRING value in the registry:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SYSTEM \CurrentControlSet \Control \Nls \Codepage]
OEMCP = “850” (Default = 437)
One can also change the codepage from the command prompt (Will only have effect for the current session):
mode con cp select=850
To see current codepage from the command prompt:
|United States, UK||437|
Note it is possible for an application to change the codepage by using the setLocale function. There is also SetConsoleCP / SetConsoleOutputCP, but they don’t work with the default raster font, but requires that the console is using a truetype font like Lucida Console. More Info MS KB99795.
More Info MS KB314010