Country

Enables the MS-DOS subsystem to use international time, dates, currency, case conversions, and decimal separators.

Syntax

country=xxx[,[yyy][,[Drive:][Path] FileName]]

Parameters

xxx : Specifies the Country/Region code.

yyy : Specifies the code page for the Country/Region.

[Drive:][Path] FileName : Specifies the location and name of the file containing Country/Region information.

/? : Displays help at the command prompt.

Remarks

The country command configures the MS-DOS subsystem to recognize the character set and punctuation conventions observed when using one of the supported languages. Use the %systemroot%\System32\Config.nt file, or the equivalent startup file specified in a program's program information file (PIF), to load the Country/Region setting.

Specifying supported languages

The following table lists each Country/Region or language supported by the MS-DOS subsystem. The table also lists the code pages you can use with each Country/Region code. For example, if you use Country/Region code 003, you can use only code page 437 or 850 for the yyy parameter. The first of the two code pages listed for each Country/Region or language is its default code page.

Country/Region or languageCountry/Region codeCode pages

United States

001

437, 850

Canadian-French

002

863, 850

Netherlands

031

850, 437

Belgium

032

850, 437

France

033

850, 437

Spain

034

850, 437

Hungary

036

852, 850

Italy

039

850, 437

Switzerland

041

850, 437

Czech Republic

042

852, 850

Slovakia

042

852, 850

United Kingdom

044

437, 850

Denmark

045

850, 865

Sweden

046

850, 437

Norway

047

850, 865

Poland

048

852, 850

Germany

049

850, 437

Brazil

055

850, 437

International English

061

437, 850

Portugal

351

850, 860

Finland

358

850, 437

Specifying international time and date formats

The Country/Region code specifies the time and date formats used by the following commands: backup, date, and time.

The following table lists the time and date formats related to each Country/Region code. For each Country/Region code, the Date format column shows the display for January 3, 1994, and the Time format column shows the display for 5:35 P.M. (with 0 seconds and 0 hundredths of a second).

Country/Region or languageCountry/Region codeDate formatTime format

United States

001

01/03/1994

5:35:00.00p

Canadian-French

002

1994-01-03

17:35:00

Latin America

003

03/01/1994

5:35:00.00p

Netherlands

031

03-01-94

17:35:00

Belgium

032

03/01/94

17:35:00

France

033

03.01.1994

17:35:00

Spain

034

3/01/94

17:35:00

Hungary

036

1994.01.03

17:35:00

Italy

039

03/01/94

17.35.00

Switzerland

041

03.01.94

17 35.00

Czech Republic

042

03.01.1994

17:35:00

Slovakia

042

03.01.1994

17:35:00

United Kingdom

044

03/01/94

17:35:00.00

Denmark

045

03-01-94

17.35.00

Sweden

046

1994-01-03

17.35.00

Norway

047

03.01.94

17:35:00

Poland

048

1994-01-03

17:35:00

Germany

049

03.01.1994

17:35:00

Brazil

055

03/01/94

17:35:00

International English

061

03/01/1994

17:35:00.00

Portugal

351

03-01-1994

17:35:00

Finland

358

3.1.1994

17.35.00

Examples

To convert international currency, time, date, and case to French conventions, add the following command to your Config.nt file:

country=033

To specify a code page with the country code for France, type:

country=033,850

If you omit the code page but include the [Drive:][Path] FileName parameter, you must still type the comma that would have preceded the code page, as the following example shows:

country=033,,c:\winnt\system32\country.sys

Formatting legend

FormatMeaning

Italic

Information that the user must supply

Bold

Elements that the user must type exactly as shown

Ellipsis (...)

Parameter that can be repeated several times in a command line

Between brackets ([])

Optional items

Between braces ({}); choices separated by pipe (|). Example: {even|odd}

Set of choices from which the user must choose only one

Courier font

Code or program output

Command-line reference A-Z



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