I m trying to read some special chars using normal text files, <BR>something like ç,é, ã and others used in portuguese and spanish, recently I discovered that I can solve this when reading xml by puting :<BR>&#060;?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?&#062; <BR>in the first line, but, I m not succeed when I try to read normal text files ,,, someone can help me please ??<BR><BR> filename = "c:aspnetdata\" & farticle & "1.txt"<BR> objStreamReader = File.OpenText(filename)