On 9/5/06, Chris at globet.com <Chris at globet.com> wrote: > All > > Can anyone tell me why the output from the following is displayed as > "Ελληνικά" rather than the > desired characters? I cannot find anything in the MSDN documentation > that suggest why this would happen. Any feedback gratefully received! > > DropDownList languageDropDownList = new DropDownList(); > > this.languageDropDownList.Items.Add(new > ListItem("Ελληνικά", "gr")); Chris, I am not a .NET guy, but nothing I can find in the docs suggests that the string passed to the constructor will be interpreted as markup. I suspect it is simply a string of characters. If they are characters you can't figure out how to type or otherwise can't declare them literally, you will need to represent them another way. Most languages have something like chr(10) and such, to convert from ascii (or other) code to the character. -- Matt Warden Cleveland, OH, USA http://mattwarden.com This email proudly and graciously contributes to entropy.