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Menu: Block > Convert Other > ANSI to OEM


Default Shortcut Key: none


Macro function: ANSItoOEM()


The ANSI to OEM command converts characters within the selected text from ANSI character encoding to OEM (ASCII) character encoding.  These character encoding schemes share all the common alphabetic and numeric character mappings, but differ in the area of accented and/or graphic characters.  A conversion may be appropriate when a file which was created with a Windows program must be prepared for use with a DOS program.  Note that not all characters will have equivalents in the destination character set.  In such cases a conversion will not be made for that character.


Boxer's ANSI Chart and OEM Chart commands can be useful for viewing the character assignments in each of these encoding schemes.