| Why are we even talking about ASCII here? Forgive my ignorance, but I | do not think anybody uses ASCII anymore. It's a thing of the past! | Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't BeOS support UNICODE? What is | exactly the problem? Really ? I didn't realise that ! So here am I typing on my Unicode keyboard sending Unicode characters to be stored in a Unicode text file for later transmission as a stream of Unicode ? I now need to learn Unicode, don't I. I'll have a google. So I guess the question now comes down to whether all the characters and all the accents used in all languages sort in the correct order in Unicode. Kevin.