Hi.<BR>I&#039;m saving Korean (Hangul) in Access2000 since it support Unicode. I can read and write Korean to Access2000 without any problem.<BR>However, I need to do a query and ran into small problem.<BR>I want to do a query similar to "where first_name like &#039;A%&#039;" but for data stored in Korean.<BR>Well, Korean has syllabus(symbol) and 2 or 3 syllabus makes a character. I need to do query on first syllabus not the first character.<BR><BR>I tried using the left function but left(Korean, 2) returns the first character and left(korean, 1) returns weired string that I can&#039;t understand.<BR><BR>Does anybody know how to query Unicode for international characters?<BR><BR>Thanks