Researching ways to display characters I could easily display unicode characters with 16 bit codes, beyond that these characters seem only be available as string literals (according to the msdn-help, though samples aren't illustrative) I suppose "\U00014D00" to give me the intended character, however I want to so this programmatically and filling the string with the above gives me but that string and NOT the intended character. Is there a way to handle these codes programmatically the cast ((Char) i) works for 16 bit integers, values beyond that are truncated. Strangly enough "Char.Parse(string,int)" does merely handle single character strings, how nice would it be if this parsed a unicode string "Char.Parse("\U00014D00",1)" would thus be a simple way to obtain the intended character. Currently I'm at a loss on this one, it would be really nice if .Net 2.0 could handle these kind of unicode also. If there is a way to handle these code with .Net 1.1, please reply.