>> Check your locale(1) documentation. I don't think that's an appropriate >> value for LANG. You want something like: >> >> LANG=de_DE.iso88591 >> >> --jkl > > Yep, this then connects as ISO-8859-1, which Sybase doesn't understand, > so it falls back to iso_1. Ugh. Sorry to keep on, but I still have the problem. Does anyone know a way around this?