Ascii extended code.

I am reading strings from a ttDBase table and some strings contain ascii
character code higher than 127. I'm using the following command to read

   OneVar := LockupTable.FieldByName('DESC').AsString;

Looking at OneVar while debugging, I can see that all extended ascii
characters beyond 127 are replaced by the ascii value 128.  Since we are
using french characters in our applications, this problem is rather

I am using Delphi 1.0 in an Windows NT environment with 64mb RAM.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Jean-Pierre East
Management Technologies in Montreal