Hi all, According to Winhost the support for unicode characters are enabled on server level. and I provided the database and tables with ut8 encoding but still when I save kurdish and persian text it appears to be saved as question marks. My application is asp.net mvc 3 web application and uses MySql.data.dll to save data in the database (mysqlCommand.ExecuteScalar() ). have you any idea why text is not being encoded? thanks alot.