Hi Fox, Unfortunately, I can't tell you anything about UTF-8. The following info goes for the regular codepage approach.
It should work for you in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file: DISPLAY CON=(,,3) MODE CON CODEPAGE PREPARE=((858,852) C:\FDOS\BIN\EGA.CPX) MODE CON CODEPAGE PREPARE=((,,808) C:\FDOS\BIN\EGA3.CPX) Then, you'll type MODE CON CODEPAGE SELECT=858 for french or 852 for polish or 808 for russian. If you use FreeDOS KEYB, you'll run KEYB like that: * For russian, according to your keyboard: KEYB RU,,KEYBRD2.SYS or KEYB RU,,KEYBRD2.SYS /ID:443 * For polish, according to your keyboard: KEYB PL or KEYB PL /ID:214 * For french: KEYB FR (If you have a plain-and-simple US-layout keyboard, you'll run KEYB UX,,KEYBRD3.SYS instead). If you need to print data and your printer does not provide cp858 and cp808, trade them for cp850 and cp866, respectively. All you'll miss is the Euro sign. If your printer's cp852 meets MS-DOS instead of IBM-DOS standards, you'll see empty spaces where you would expect to see the Euro sign. Please refer to the documentation available on DISPLAY, MODE, the codepage and keyboard layout packages for further details and if you still run into trouble, please contact me. Regards, Henrique ----- Original Message ----- From: "Fox" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 12:11 PM Subject: [Freedos-user] Russian by UTF-8 in FreeDOS? > Hi people! > > Is there any software wich gives UTF-8 support to DOS? I often copy Linux > text > files (which are UTF8 encoded) to my DOS computer and have *big* problems > to > read them. Not only because of the LF/CR difference between DOS and Unix > worlds, by mostly because of the different support of extended characters. > I > often use french, polish and russian characters in one file, that why the > UTF8 standard is pretty usefull to me... > It would be ideal if there were such a DOS "codepage" available, which > would > be able to do an instant translation of the two-bytes linux special > characters and display them on the DOS display in a human-readable way... > > I'm also trying to set up a cyrillic support in my FreeDOS instalation > (i'm > currently learning russian), but I couldn't set it :( I tried the standard > stuff with MODE CON CP PREPARE & MODE CON CP SELECT and a EGA?.CPX file > (don't remember exactly which CPX file, but it was described as supporting > russian), but it don't seem to change anything... Maybe is there a russian > guy who might give me his FreeDOS autoexec / config files? > > Thanks in advance! > > Best regards, > Fox > > Using Tomcat but need to do more? Need to support web services, security? > Get stuff done quickly with pre-integrated technology to make your job > easier > Download IBM WebSphere Application Server v.1.0.1 based on Apache Geronimo > http://sel.as-us.falkag.net/sel?cmd=lnk&kid=120709&bid=263057&dat=121642 > _______________________________________________ > Freedos-user mailing list > Freedosemail@example.com > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user > > Using Tomcat but need to do more? Need to support web services, security? Get stuff done quickly with pre-integrated technology to make your job easier Download IBM WebSphere Application Server v.1.0.1 based on Apache Geronimo http://sel.as-us.falkag.net/sel?cmd=lnk&kid=120709&bid=263057&dat=121642 _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user