Here's a related wrinkle: We are able to export special characters in mail-merge files and the (toAnsi( treatment works for that. But other operations, e.g. the output of mailing labels is accomplished by exporting a selection-set file (whose names/addresses have the special characters), but when that file is readln'd into the engine we created to output labels, the Ansi special characters are clobbered in a bad reversion fo OEM.

Is there a way to preserve the Ansi special characters when reading them from a csv file? By the time the label engine has processed

Readln sLabelRow

It seems to be too late to preserve the Ansi characters.

Any ideas anyone? Thanks

Nick