Bernie wrote: > My app generates a document that can be opened in one of Apple's > developer tools. The problem I'm having is Apple's app identifies > special characters as a weird character sequence that I haven't > seen before - although I suspect it may be standard because > TextWrangler handles them correctly. > Examples: > opt-space = >¬† > opt-5 = ‚àû > opt-; = ‚Ä¶ > > Does anyone have a complete list of these character encodings or, > better still, an easy way to convert them? UTF-8 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UTF-8> opt-space NO-BREAK-SPACE UTF-8: C2 A0 opt-5 INFINITY UTF-8: E2 88 9E opt-; HORIZONTAL ELLIPSIS UTF-8: E2 80 A6 Interpreting UTF-8 wrongly as MacRoman characters gives results akin to those that you show above. dim as Str255 s1, s2, s3 s1 = 2 : s1 = 0xC2 : s1 = 0xA0 // opt-space s2 = 3 : s2 = 0xE2 : s2 = 0x88 : s2 = 0x9E // opt-5 s3 = 3 : s3 = 0xE2 : s3 = 0x80 : s3 = 0xA6 // opt-; // show as MacRoman stop s1 + chr$(13 ) + s2 + chr$( 13 ) + s3 Robert P.