You need to specify the encoding when you open the StreamReader, e.g.

Dim reader As New StreamReader(fs, System.Text.Encoding.UTF7)

"robbie" <choonwei81@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> wonder if anyone knows the solution to my problem. currently, im using a

streamreader
> to read from a text file. some part of the codings are as below :
> Dim filelocation As String = "d:\inetpub\wwwroot\batchtest.txt"
> Dim fs As New FileStream(filelocation, FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read)
> Dim objreader As New StreamReader(fs)
> While objreader.Peek() > -1
> chr = Strings.Chr(objreader.Read)
> response.write(chr)
> end while
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> If the content of text file is: "Temperature","T","C",
> the output i get is only : "Temperature","T","C", (where the degree

character
> () is omitted and not read by the streamreader at all.Please help