Hi<BR>I am writing an xml document from a recordset - mostly it works fine but some of the records have special characters in them such as ù, ± etc - this causes an error when the document is parsed through say I.E 5... Is the only solution to this to do a replace on all special characters such as these with their entity reference (&oslash;,&deg; for the above 2 examples...) <BR><BR>I would have thought that xml would have unicode support??? <BR><BR>thanks :)<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>