i currently have a problem with Strings containing characters with special accents above them like ‘Ãª’ and so on. they are displayed as combination of exotic other characters. on Windows, compiled with Visual C++, that is. on mac with xcode, it seems to work so i was thinking that it has to do with project settings (use character set) - i tried all available options (not set, unicode, mbcs) - none works. i also tried different fonts - no avail. any ideas what is causing this and how to fix it?