Noah St. Amand wrote: > One thing that may be relevant -- the collation throughout the database > is "latin1_swedish_ci" -- I've tried to change it to "utf8_general_ci", > but I have been unable to. This appears to be a common problem (I run > the "alter" statement on the table and nothing happens). Do you think > that this could be the cause of my problems? Doing something like `ALTER TABLE foo CHARSET=utf8` will NOT change the individual fields -- use SHOW CREATE TABLE foo to confirm. And don't ask me why it doesn't :-) In the past, I've just used ALTER TABLE to change each text column *individually* as required. FWIW! -- Hassan Schroeder ----------------------------- hassan at webtuitive.com Webtuitive Design === (+1) 408-938-0567 === http://webtuitive.com dream. code.