Hello, Specs ========= JDK 1.3.1 Oracle 8 w/ Big5 encoding used both thin driver and thick driver I am trying to query from a column that has Chinese (Big5) text. select * from product where prodName = 'xyz' // xyz represents big5 chars. When I do a select from Toad or SQL Plus, I can grab the rows. When I do thru code, I cannot do so; note that my code can retrieve English text with no problem. Any ideas?