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Menu: Block > Convert Other > OEM to ANSI


Default Shortcut Key: none


Macro function: OEMtoANSI()


The OEM to ANSI command converts characters within the selected text from OEM (ASCII) character encoding to ANSI 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 DOS program must be prepared for use with a Windows 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 OEM Chart and ANSI Chart commands can be useful for viewing the character assignments in each of these encoding schemes.