Yes, the xml is encoded as UTF-8: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> - I've tried ISO-8859-1 as well. I don't know what may be going on per server settings; I am taking the dynamic output and putting it into a static XML file intended for distribution on a CD ... thus the reason I can't use Remoting. -----Original Message-----: > I have a CFC which works fine with Flash Remoting but is not working as I > want when it encounters Basic Latin characters such as accented vowels. I'm > running the query through a UDF function I got from cflib.org, queryToXML. > http://www.cflib.org/udf.cfm?ID=648 > Using UTF-8?