2 Replies Latest reply on May 28, 2010 11:28 AM by David_Powers

    Character set?

    DeonH Level 1

      Hi there.

       

      I'm sending newsletters to friends and I use Afrikaans as language. I write the message in Dreamweaver and use this character set:

       

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

       

      I use characters like ê and ë and ô.

       

      Some of the recipients have let me know that they don't see the ê or ë or ô but something like: sê . On my Windows computer the e-mail displays 100% correct. Do I need to change the charset or is there something else I must change?

       

      I hope there is someone who can help me.

       

      Regards,

      Deon

        • 1. Re: Character set?
          pziecina Level 6

          Hi

           

          It is advisable when using utf-8 to encode any special characters as hex code, you can also set your character encoding to the desired language using an additional meta tag, e.g. -

           

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

          <meta name="language" content="english, en" />

           

          PZ

          www.pziecina.com

          • 2. Re: Character set?
            David_Powers Adobe Community Professional

            If you are sending the newsletters as HTML email, you also need to set the email headers to use UTF-8. The default encoding for email is iso-8859-1 (Western European), which doesn't support accented characters. Once you fix the email headers, the content should display correctly.