Modify Drawing Codepage Utility
This DOS utility will change the codepage of drawing files saved in a language other than the language the file was originally created in, allowing text to be displayed correctly.
Drawing files created in AutoCAD® versions older than 2004 and saved in a version of AutoCAD that uses a different language may not properly display text. For example, a drawing created in AutoCAD Japanese 2000 and reopened and saved in AutoCAD English 2002 may display text improperly when opening the saved drawing in AutoCAD Japanese 2000 or AutoCAD 2007.
To Install and Modify Drawing Codepage Utility
You must read and accept the license agreement before using the utility. If you do not agree with the terms of the license agreement, then delete the utility.
Note: The Modify Drawing Codepage Utility can only be run from a Command Prompt window.
ModifyDWGCP.exe [folder or file name] [-c Codepage][-s][-h][-?] [<logfile_name.txt>]
Note: All of the above are optional with the exception of Folder or File Name and -c Codepage.
To run ModifyDWGCP.exe from a location other than the folder that it was installed in, do one of the following:
ModifyDWGCP.exe g:\Zones\Project\Drawings\house.dwg -C 932
ModifyDWGCP.exe g:\Zones\Project\Drawings\house.dwg -C Japanese
Changes the codepage of the house.dwg drawing in the folder g:\Zones\Project\Drawings\ to Japanese.
ModifyDWGCP.exe g:\Zones\Project\Drawings\ -c 950 -s results.log
ModifyDWGCP.exe g:\Zones\Project\Drawings\ -c TradChinese -s results.log
Changes the codepage of all drawings in the folder g:\Zones\Project\Drawings\ and its subfolders to Traditional Chinese and writes the results to the log file called results.log.