Displays and sets the character encoding for a command prompt window.

Usage Guide

chcp displays and sets character encoding (code page) for a command prompt Window. Any applications started in the Window will inherit the character encoding set by the chcp command after it has been run.

Tool Data

Operating Platform:Windows
Diagnostic Target:OS - Environment Settings
Tool Executable:chcp.exe
Obtain From:Installed with Windows.
Web Links:
  • code page
  • Wikipedia article on code pages
  • chcp
  • TechNet article on chcp

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