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Thread began 3/16/2009 6:27 am by sommar340908 | Last modified 3/17/2009 12:47 pm by sommar340908 | 2469 views | 6 replies |

sommar340908

special characters

hi,


if my users fill out a contact form with special characters ö,ä etc...
i get the mail as follow

"möchte"

but this should be "Möchte"
how can i change this?


thanks
Marc

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

<META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">

Try adding a charset meta tag to the top. UTF-8 usually works, but you can experiment with others until you find one that works for your character set.

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sommar340908

txs ray
but this one is already in the page. could it be that i have to change settings in my windows live mail programm?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You may have to add it to the html that is in the sent message itself as well.

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sommar340908

is already there

$MailBody = $MailBody . "<meta http-equiv=\"Content-Type\" content=\"text/html; charset=utf-8\" />\r\n";

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Maybe try:

charset=ISO-8859-1

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sommar340908

ok ray,

the only thing helped me is to set my windows live mail font settings to "unicode" and encoding to "utf-8"
unfortunately i don't know if the users are getting a copy of the mail have these settings too :(

txs for trying

marc

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