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Type: External (3.0 and later)
GRAFTABL [(code page)]
Purpose: Loads a table of character data into memory (used with
color/graphics adapters). (In DOS Version 6, this program is stored on
Used to load the table of displayable characters to those appropriate for
specified country (when in graphics mode using a color/graphics
using this command, the ASCII characters 128 through 255 can be displayed
graphics mode with a color/graphics adapter.
The normal code page is set for the United States with versions of MS-DOS
in the U.S.
Using the GRAFTABL command reduces the amount of available memory by 1360
Using the GRAFTABL command resets the ERRORLEVEL code according to the
0 Code page now resident; no previous code page was set.
1 If a new code page was specified, it is now resident. There was
page table previously loaded; it was replaced by the current request.
2 No code page table was previously loaded; no new table loaded.
3 Incorrect parameter; no new table loaded.
4 Incorrect version of DOS; DOS Version 3.30 required.
code page The available code pages and related countries are:
437 United States
863 Canada (French)
865 Norway and Denmark
/status - Displays the number of the currently selected code page.
To load the GRAFTABL for Norway and Denmark, enter