I have a situation when I try to save names or text that contains special characters, they are being converted before being saved to my SQL Server 2000 database. For example, I am trying to save the name "BellÃ¶m-Witer" which contains the umlat and another name "Ã‡evik". For the First Case, My SQL Profiler shows that my stored proc has the name already changed. Below is what the trace shows: EXEC wsp_updateEditor @editorId = 24257, @bookId = 444, @SEQUENCE = 1, @FIRST_NAME = 'Leen', @LAST_NAME = 'BellÃƒÂ¶m-Witer', @BIO = '', @IMAGE_SMALL = '', @IMAGE_LARGE = '', @ACTIVE = 0 However, I have printed the string that contains the above SQL just before my call to execute the stored procedure and everything is fine. Any help would be greatly appreciated!