hi,<BR><BR>I am creating an ASP application where the users want to be able to input chinese characters into forms. I am having some problems with the double byte character set and was hoping someone knew of a good resource site or could provide some help.<BR><BR>My problems...<BR><BR>1. how do I check the length of a string entered into a field?<BR>[when len() with 1 chinese character it returns a value of 8<BR> using left() with values other than multiples of 8 produces strange results]<BR><BR>2. Using Server.HTMLEncode on the DBCS corrupts the characters.<BR><BR>Any ideas.