NLSFUNC loads country-specific information for national language support (NLS). NLSFUNC can be used either from the command line or within "config.sys" to support character set (code page) switching.


NLSFUNC [filename]
filenameThe file containing country-specific information.


The default value for filename is defined by the COUNTRY command in config.sys. If no COUNTRY command exists in config.sys, NLSFUNC looks for "country.sys" in the root directory of the startup drive. NLSFUNC does not access "country.sys" until information is actually required from it and, if "country.sys" is not available when NLSFUNC is installed, there will be no error message. However, there will be an error message if you subsequently run a CHCP command.


To use the default country-specific information found in "country.sys":

If you should have a file called "newcdpg.sys" that contains country-specific information and you want to use that information rather than the default:

NSLFUNC newcdpg.sys

File Details

File NameDefault LocationDos Ver.Win Ver.SizeDateSource
Nlsfunc.exec:\windows\command 7.0Win95 6 940111/07/
7.1Win95 (OSR2.x) 6 940224/08/
Win98 6 940211/05/
Win98 SE 6 940223/04/

Superscripts denote which same size files, if any, are identical (using FC).

If you should have any comments or suggestions,
please contact: Bob Watson
This page last revised:
August 29, 2000.