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Executing a batch file with Unicode

Posted on 2009-05-04
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I have the following batch to run Internet Explorer using RUNAS. I want to use Unicode characters to paint a box around some text echoed to the screen. I have tried Unicode, Unicode Big-Endian and UTF-8, but the output is hard to read. How do I set the displayed character set to be Unicode and not forced as ASCII, which looks terrible.


cmd /u /k
@echo off
echo     ****unicode characters here****
echo      DOMAIN\PWLAB password pattern is MmmYYYY (eg. May2009)
echo     ****unicode characters here****
runas /noprofile /env /user:domain\pwlab "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe http://website/topologybuilderweb/MainForm.aspx"
pause

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Common method is to change the code page to a 1252 in DOS, and store the batch file in ASCII. To switch to the Windows Codepage, use
chcp 1252 >nul


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Thanks Qlemo. However, when I insert the suggested string, the screen output remains the ASCII view of the Unicode characters. Any idea what I am missing?
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You can't use Unicode characters. All symbols have to be in the same codepage, and that codepage is to be set by chcp.

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Thanks for your help.
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