Euro in the DOS box under Windows NT, 95, 98, 2000

From: Tex Texin (
Date: Fri Apr 14 2000 - 12:04:04 EDT

HI, somewhat out of band question.

I have a customer with a DOS application that wants to support the
Euro. I am having trouble identifying a "terminal" font that
supports the Euro for code page 850/858 for Windows.

We have the Euro update installed and Windows shows the Euro fine.
Is there an updated font for the DOS boxes that we can download
from somewhere?

We tried a variety of alternatives such as changing the DOS box
code page to 1252, but it seems some of the versions of Windows
don't let you do that, so its only a partial solution.

And before anyone suggests it, character 238 is not a Euro but
an Epsilon...

Of course rewriting the program as a Windows program is not an option.


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