Level name DGN File Format change between V8i & CE?


I am trying to import a DGN created in OpenRoads Designer U5 (using PowerPlatform U11) into 12d, a local civil design package and am having issues with Level names coming in as Chinese characters. I have confirmed with a native speaker these characters do not make sense.

If I import a DGN created in v8i, it imports Level names correctly. I thought there was no DGN file format change between V8i and CE?