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load flatfiles with bcp in SQLServer

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SQLServer 6.5, NT Server 4.

I try to load a flatfile into a sqlserver table with a bcp-command. It works. But I have one problem: all my ASCII characters > 128 (e.g. à, ï, é...) are wrong converted (e.g. à (133) becomes n, ...) Does anyone knows a solution.  
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tchalkov earned 400 total points
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this usually happens when the character set of sql server is different from tha character set of your file. so check the character set of the sql server. have in mind that if you change the character set you must rebuild the master database which means that you must recreate all databases that you have currently
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by:krisvangool
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Thank you for answering but ...

Where/how can I find/check/change the character set definitions of SQLServer ?
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by:Victor Spiridonov
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You can check it by executing sp_configure stored procedure, however you can't change it. In order to have a different character set you will have to reinstall SQL server.
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you can change it using sql server setup - there is no need to reinstall it but the effect will be the same - you will lose all databases
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