Use Special Characters in Batch Files




Introduction: Use Special Characters in Batch Files

This tutorial will show you how to use special characters in batch files
For example in a batch file this won't work
Echo á

Step 1: Open Cmd

First open cmd.exe
Paste in
for %X in (a-acc:á e-acc:é i-acc:í o-acc:ó u-acc:ú u:uml:ü n-til:ñ) do (@echo:%X) >> international.txt
That will give you áéóúñ in a format they can be viewed from a batch file just copy the symbol out of international.txt which should be located in C:\Users\Your-username-here

Step 2: The End

You can replace the letters áéóúñ with symbols you want just change then in the line you pasted into cmd.

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    Tip 3 years ago

    Codes List:
    E.g: CHCP 65001
    437 - United States850Multilingual (Latin I)
    852 - Slavic (Latin II)
    855 - Cyrillic (Russian)
    857 - Turkish
    860 - Portuguese
    861 - Icelandic
    863 - Canadian-French
    865 - Nordic
    866 - Russian
    869 - Modern Greek
    1252 - West European Latin
    65000 - UTF-7 *
    65001 - UTF-8 *

    :: Code batch below
    @echo off & color 0A
    chcp 65001 >nul
    title Specials Chars
    echo áéíóúý
    echo ãõ
    echo äëïöüÿ
    echo ç
    pause>nul & exit

    Bala M
    Bala M

    4 years ago

    Hello Batchcc,

    I have tried the above command for some other special characters such as ° â ç µ etc...

    But it doesn't help me..can you please suggest me to resolve the error? I have attached the error screenshot.Thank you!!


    Reply 4 years ago

    Is cmd creating the file?the characters that kt create in the text file may look like spaces; however, when added to a batch file they should work. If this doesn't help can you tell me a little more about the problem? -Batchcc