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CPI File Format

Microsoft MS-DOS code page information

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CPI is a file extension for code page information file format used by Microsoft Disk Operating System (MS-DOS).

CPI files store keyboard mapping and full screen font settings for MS-DOS and Windows. A CPI file contains embedded representations of the character glyphs that represent standard fonts and may be modified to suit different languages.

If a CPI file is not used in DOS and windows 3.x, 9x, ME the system defaults to using the hardware fonts stored in the video card’s BIOS.


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This was last updated in July 2010
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