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                                  COUNTRY
 
Enables MS-DOS to use country-specific conventions for displaying times,
dates, and currency; for determining the order by which characters are
sorted; and for determing which characters can be used in filenames. You can
use this command only in your CONFIG.SYS file.
 
The COUNTRY command configures MS-DOS to recognize the character set and
punctuation conventions observed when using one of the supported languages.
 
Syntax
 
    COUNTRY=xxx[,[yyy][,[drive:][path]filename]]
 
Parameters
 
xxx
    Specifies the country code.
 
yyy
    Specifies the character set for the country.
 
[drive:][path]filename
    Specifies the location and name of the file containing country
    information.
 
Related Commands
 
For information about changing characters and their arrangement on your
keyboard, see the <KEYB> command, or see the chapter "Customizing for
International Use" in the MS-DOS User's Guide.
 
For information about preparing and selecting character sets, see the
<MODE (set device code pages)> command.
 
For information about loading country-specific information, see the
<NLSFUNC> command.
 
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                               COUNTRY--Notes
 
Changing default settings
 
MS-DOS uses the United States as the default setting. You can use the
COUNTRY command in your CONFIG.SYS file to change the setting.
 
If you do not specify the location and name of the file containing
country-specific information, MS-DOS tries to find the COUNTRY.SYS file in
the root directory of your startup drive.
 
Specifying supported languages
 
The following table lists each country or language supported by MS-DOS. The
table also lists the character sets you can use with each country code. For
example, if you use country code 003, you can use only character set 437 or
850 for the yyy parameter. The first of the two character sets listed for
each country or language is its default character set.
 
Country or language    Country       Character sets
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Belgium                032           850, 437
 
Brazil                 055           850, 437
 
Canadian-French        002           863, 850
 
Croatia                038           852, 850
 
Czech Republic         042           852, 850
 
Denmark                045           850, 865
 
Finland                358           850, 437
 
France                 033           850, 437
 
Germany                049           850, 437
 
Hungary                036           852, 850
 
International          061           437, 850
English
 
Italy                  039           850, 437
 
Latin America          003           850, 437
 
Netherlands            031           850, 437
 
Norway                 047           850, 865
 
Poland                 048           852, 850
 
Portugal               351           850, 860
 
Serbia/Yugoslavia      038           852, 850
 
Slovakia               042           852, 850
 
Slovenia               038           852, 850
 
Spain                  034           850, 437
 
Sweden                 046           437, 850
 
Switzerland            041           850, 437
 
United Kingdom         044           437, 850
 
United States          001           437, 850
 
Character sets for the following countries or languages are also available
with special versions of MS-DOS: Arabic, Israel, Japan, Korea, People's
Republic of China, and Taiwan.
 
Specifying international time and date formats
 
The country code specifies the time and date formats used by the following
MS-DOS commands: BACKUP, DATE, RESTORE, and TIME.
 
The following table lists the date and time formats related to each country
code. For each country code, the "Date format" column shows how MS-DOS
displays January 3, 1993, and the "Time format" column shows how MS-DOS
displays 5:35 P.M. (with 0 seconds and 0 hundredths of a second).
 
Country or language    Country       Date         Time format
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Belgium                032           23/01/1993   17:35:00
 
Brazil                 055           23/01/1993   17:35:00
 
Canadian-French        002           1993-01-23   17:35:00
 
Czechoslovakia         042           1993-01-23   17:35:00
 
Denmark                045           23-01-1993   17.35.00
 
Finland                358           23.01.1993   17.35.00
 
France                 033           23.01.1993   17:35:00
 
Germany                049           23.01.1993   17:35:00
 
Hungary                036           1993-01-23   17:35:00
 
International          061           23-01-1993   5:35:00.00p
English
 
Italy                  039           23/01/1993   17.35.00
 
Latin America          003           23/01/1993   5:35:00.00p
 
Netherlands            031           23-01-1993   17:35:00
 
Norway                 047           23.01.1993   17:35:00
 
Poland                 048           1993-01-23   17:35:00
 
Portugal               351           23-01-1993   17:35:00
 
Spain                  034           23/01/1993   17:35:00
 
Sweden                 046           1993-01-23   17.35.00
 
Switzerland            041           23.01.1993   17,35,00
 
United Kingdom         044           23/01/1993   17:35:00.00
 
United States          001           01-23-1993   5:35:00.00p
 
Yugoslavia             038           1993-01-23   17:35:00
 
Character sets for the following countries or languages are also available
with special versions of MS-DOS: Arabic, Israel, Japan, Korea, People's
Republic of China, and Taiwan.
 
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                             COUNTRY--Examples
 
To convert international currency, time, date, and case to French
conventions, add the following command to your CONFIG.SYS file:
 
    country=033
 
For this example, assume that the COUNTRY.SYS file is in the root directory
of the startup drive. If COUNTRY.SYS is in a different location, you would
specify the location in [drive:]path on the command line.
 
To specify a character set with the country code for France, type the
following:
 
    country=033,850
 
If you omit the character set but include the [drive:][path] filename
parameter, you must still type the comma that would have preceded the
character set, as the following example shows:
 
    country=033,,c:\dos\country.sys
 
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