Sarah Sweeney wrote: >> However, if after all this, you actually WANT the accented characters >> to be passed in, i don't know what to tell you. If it were me, I'd >> strip them out if your company is an English-speaking company that >> sells English products. But that's a whole other issue that the >> business side of things should conclude on- not the programmers. > > > Unfortunately, I really need to pass the accented characters through - > the client is an international organization, so English-only is not an > option. > Then, I would say to go with the other suggestion given, and force UTF-8 on it.