Enables the display of international character sets.
The Display.sys device driver must be loaded in Config.sys using either a Device or DeviceHigh statement in one of the following formats:
Device/DeviceHigh = [Path]Display.sys CON=(type)
Device/DeviceHigh = [Path]Display.sys CON=(type,hwcp)
Device/DeviceHigh = [Path]Display.sys CON=(type,hwcp,n)
Device/DeviceHigh = [Path]Display.sys CON=(type,hwcp,(n,m))
||The full path. Default is the root directory of the start-up drive (usually C:/)|
||Specifies the display adapter in use (see table below). If type is omitted, DISPLAY.SYS checks the hardware to determine which display adapter is in use.|
||Specifies the number of the Code Page (character set) hard coded in the display adaptor. If this parameter is included, it is always possible to switch back to it whichever Code Page is specified using the MODE and CHCP commands
Character sets and associated languages
|United States English||437||Multilingual (Latin 1)||850|
|Canadian French||865||Slavic (Latin 2)||852|
||Specifies the number of character sets the hardware can support in addition to the primary character set specified for the hwcp parameter.|
||Specifies the number of subfonts the hardware supports for each code page.|
Valid values of type, m and n
|EGA, VGA, or SVGA||EGA||0 to 6||2|
|LCD||LCD||0 or 1||1|
- As far as I can see, the only value of type that is of relevance to Dos 7 users is EGA (which includes SVGA). Even though laptops use LCD displays, I suspect that these are not quite what the original designers of Display.sys had in mind and that EGA would be the appropriate for these machines too.
|File Name||Default Location||Dos Ver.||Win Ver.||Size||Date||Source|
Superscripts denote which same size files, if any, are identical (using FC).