Actually, I would have thought that acronyms would be more difficult for foreign languages, just because they have no meaning and can not be translated sensibly. I have a lot of trouble when even people with heavy accents use acronyms on the phone, even when they spell them. Bruce -- TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS MAILING LIST: e-mail the word "unsubscribe" to firstname.lastname@example.org . Trouble? e-mail to email@example.com .