Hi Stephen

Not sure if its helpful re-opening this thread, but I'm helping a teenager to code in Python.
I stumbled across the following:

Source Code Encoding
By default, Python source files are treated as encoded in UTF-8. In that encoding, characters of mostlanguages in the world can be used simultaneously in string literals, identifiers and comments — althoughthe standard library only uses ASCII characters for identifiers, a convention that any portable code shouldfollow. To display all these characters properly, your editor must recognize that the file is UTF-8, and itmust use a font that supports all the characters in the file.To declare an encoding other than the default one, a special comment line should be added as the first lineof the file.
The syntax is as follows:
# -*- coding: encoding -*-
where encoding is one of the valid codecs supported by Python.
For example, to declare that Windows-1252 encoding is to be used, the first line of your source code fileshould be:
# -*- coding: cp-1252 -*
So I guess in DataFlex this could be something like
{ Encoding=OEM }

Anyway, just a (hopefully helpful) thought.