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    Senior Member MagnusVS's Avatar
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    Sending mail using as and php.

    Hi. I have this contact form where i use as and php to send mails from the site .
    My problem is that the site is norwegian, and we have three special characters ( , and ).

    Now... when i write these into the form everything's ok, but when i send them using the php, these characters is messed up by the time i receive them in my mail. (e.g. "" is converted to "å")

    Does anybody know how i can fix this?

    Thanks alot!

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    Hi Magnus

    This looks like an encoding problem. Perhaps PHP is handling this as an ASCII or UTF-7 string. You want to handle it as a UTF-8 or similar (which contains more characters like european accents, etc). Due to the fact I haven't used PHP for a while I'm not exactly sure how to set this. Perhaps you could modify the PHP script so that it writes to a text file, and see if you get the same results. If you don't then it may be the encoding in the email.

    Sorry I can't help any more, but maybe it will point you in the right direction?

    HTH
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    This, in the PHP script, will decode the variable $message. Just change it for your own PHP variable.

    $message=utf8_decode($_POST['message']);

    gparis

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    That works great!

    Thanks alot, both of you!

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    Hi Magnus

    This looks like an encoding problem. Perhaps PHP is handling this as an ASCII or UTF-7 string. You want to handle it as a UTF-8 or similar (which contains more characters like european accents, etc). Due to the fact I haven't used PHP for a while I'm not exactly sure how to set this. Perhaps you could modify the PHP script so that it writes to a text file, and see if you get the same results. If you don't then it may be the encoding in the email.

    Sorry I can't help any more, but maybe it will point you in the right direction?

    HTH
    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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