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.

Please also look at my other instructables here
Or more of my batch file tutorials here

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    3 Discussions

    Bala M

    1 year 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!!

    1 reply

    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