Lotus Notes COM: foreign characters

I am using VB6 and Lotus Notes COM Object in my application.  
When accessing a currently open e-mail message via the COM object, foreign characters are presented by question marks in VB6 debugger and VB6 ui components.
For example, the subject of the e-mail is "статистика" and it is displayed fine in Lotus Notes client, however, I see "??????????"in the NotesDocument.GetItemValue("Subject") string.  

Is this problem on the VB6 or on the Lotus Notes side?
Is there anything that can be done to enable proper character capture/display?
GalinaYMAsked:
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GalinaYMAuthor Commented:
my subject string got converted into browser-digestable string upon posting. it was originally a string of 10 cyrillic characters.
Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
These characters are multi-byte characters, probably in Unicode. You have to translate them or you can select the correct font to display them.

I don't know too much about this, I hope this helps already...
GalinaYMAuthor Commented:
Well, which font would support all languages? This application is not limited to a single language.  
SysExpertCommented:
There is no font that supports all languages. SOme fonts are designed specifically for a language.

Also, the decoding is not Font dependent. You need to understand how to decode Unicode strings in general.

I hope this helps !

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