Can you provide us some example code that demonstrates your problem?
Actually, according to privacy contracts I've signed I can't really share anything code related about it. I can however summarize it a little bit better.
The output of the page is two column based, formated using html tables.
Column #1 consists of the English language
Column #2 consists of the Japanese language
The data is called by invoking a coldfusion component that pulls the data from a sql db.
Of course to output this data to excel I have added two coldfusion lines of code at the top
<cfheader name="Content-Disposition" value="filename=filename.xls">
I solved this issue...
Updated the content to include the charset attribute rather than the header tag, easy enough. blah!
<cfcontent type="application/msxcel; charset="ISO-2022-jp">
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Good that you fixed it.
Just a note re your comment about privacy contracts: I didnt mean to just slap your actual code in there; because that'll often have too many "moving parts" to be clear as to what is causing the problem. Part of troubleshooting a problem should be to create a minimalist replicable case of the problem. This process helps eliminate possible contributing factors that actually have been demonstrated not to contribute.
For an example, see my post on this other thread.
I only say this because not being able to see the code when one has an issue is usually quite a big blockage to sorting the issue out (not so in this case, obviously), and "confidentiality" is seldom actually a good reason to not present some steps to replicate the issue.
No problem at all, thank you for the insight and I will keep this in mind for future posts.