Found my problem.$B!!(BThere was no problem. I was trying to test my code by displaying the INPUT and OUTPUT in a web browser. I forgot to realize that my input and oupts were in different encodings.
The browser can only display one encoding charset so of course either the input or the output string I was displaying would be mangled. So nothing was wrong with the output string I was trying to display. If I changed the document encoding in my browser setting to that of the out put string then I could read the output string fine and the input string became mangled. Just as it should ;) Jc -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php