Hi,<BR>I am currently working on sending an XML request to the UPS server and it responds with an xml response. This request and response use ISO-8859-1 encoding. The xml request and response need to match. The Response i receive, replaces some of the French text with &#060;e9&#062; characters, and the request that i send them has &#060;c3&#062;&#060;a9&#062; as the characters which identify the French text. When i convert both to a string, they return the identical text, but the xml for both dont match because of the difference in the encoding text. <BR><BR>Can anyone tell me why that might be happening and how i can solve it?<BR><BR>Thanks,<BR>Neet