Published: April 17, 2012
Updated: April 17, 2012
Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista
Enables Windows operating systems to display an extended character set in graphics mode. If used without parameters, graftabl displays the previous and the current code page.
For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.
Specifies a code page to define the appearance of extended characters in graphics mode.
Valid code page identification numbers are:
437: United States
850: Multilingual (Latin I)
852: Slavic (Latin II)
855: Cyrillic (Russian)
869: Modern Greek
Displays the current code page that graftabl is using.
Displays help at the command prompt.
Graftabl affects only the monitor display of extended characters of the code page that you specify. It does not change the actual console input code page. To change the console input code page, use the mode or chcp command.
The following table lists each exit code and a brief description of it.
Exit code Description
Character set was loaded successfully. No previous code page was loaded.
An incorrect parameter was specified. No action was taken.
A file error occurred.
You can use the ERRORLEVEL environment variable in a batch program to process exit codes that are returned by graftabl.
To view the current code page used by graftabl, type:
To load the graphics character set for code page 437 (United States) into memory, type:
To load the graphics character set for code page 850 (multilingual) into memory, type: