Hi all Finally identified the problem. Was pretty obvious in retrospect.
The mysqli class (Improved MySQL extension OO style) defaults to latin1 as a character set, regardless of what PHP is using. Simple solution is to use the set_charset method (mysqli_set_charset for non OO) on the object, which will change the connection parameter. Niel -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php