Robert > Follow up question: > Do you want your final output to the browser screen to be > Ελληνικά or Ελληνικά ? Thanks for the responses - I'm just about to see if a verbatim string literal helps. My instinct tells me that this will not help, as I have the same problem when I am taking the values from the database but we shall see. I need the output to be displayed in the browser as Ελληνικά. Thanks again! -- Chris Marsh Software Developer t: +44 20 8246 4804 x828 f: +44 20 8246 4808 e: chris at globet.com w: http://www.globet.com/ Any opinions expressed in this email are those of the individual and not necessarily the Company. This message is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is confidential and privileged and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please contact the sender immediately and delete it from your system.