Re: German characters not correct in output webform

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Tue Jan 13 2004 - 11:29:04 EST

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    German characters not correct in output webformBert Kemner wrote:

    > I've a problem with a Javascript form on a german website.
    > (
    > The input of the form contains german characters.
    > But the output (which is generated by submitting the form) does not
    > display those characters (see example beneath). My first reaction to
    > this problem is that Unicode somehow does not translate these german
    > characters to Windows (Outlook).
    > Vor- und Zuname:: Birgitta Mühe
    > Firma / Institution:: �ffentliche Bücherei Mainz

    It's Outlook (or some other process upstream) that's not converting the
    characters correctly from UTF-8 to Windows CP1252. "Unicode" doesn't
    perform the translation; it;s just a character encoding standard.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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