Using Unicode in Windows Command Line: A Step-By-Step Guide
The Windows Command Line is a powerful tool for executing commands and automating tasks in Windows. However, if you need to work with Unicode characters, you may run into some issues. In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to use Unicode in the Windows Command Line.
Step 1: Check Your System
The first step is to check if your system supports Unicode. To do this, open the Command Prompt and type the command "chcp" followed by enter. This will display the current code page. If the code page is set to 65001, it means that your system supports Unicode.
Step 2: Change the Code Page
If the code page is not set to 65001, you will need to change it. To do this, type the command "chcp 65001" and press enter. This will set the code page to UTF-8, which supports Unicode characters.
Step 3: Test Unicode Support
To test if your system now supports Unicode, type the command "echo hello ??" and press enter. The "hello" should be displayed in English and the "??" should be displayed in Chinese. If both characters are displayed correctly, Unicode support has been successfully enabled.
In this guide, we have shown you how to use Unicode in the Windows Command Line. By following these simple steps, you can now work with Unicode characters in the Command Line without any issues.