I have an application originally written in VB6 that properly displayed Arabic characters when running in Vista OS. The application is a front end to either an Access or a SQL Server database. The user can translate the default English text for all text items in the program including Labels, menus, Button text or any screen object text as well as all messagebox text and Crystal Report literal text items. The application was recently rewritten in VB.Net 2005. Now this translated text displays multiple question marks instead of the Arabic characters. The same langauge files are loaded as were with VB6 version of application. What am I missing??