Special characters like the Scandinavian ( Æ, Ø and Å) allowed in text fields, but not in the report.

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    norwegianwood
    Asked on January 10, 2011 at 09:04 AM

    Problem for some users (not all) when they fill in text fields  (Explorer 8 on Windows XP):
    The text fields look fine when they fill in the form with special characters.
    After the form is submitted, the problem starts:
    Special characters do not show up in the report, and they do not appear in the report/receipt  to the user.

    Also in textfields where the user can pick an answer from roll down list,  special letters will show up correctly when entered, but  Æ Ø Å  are omitted or appear as korean (?) symbols in the reports.

    For instance: "Østmarka skole" shows up as:

    سtmarka skole


    In the report it shows up as:
    �stmarka skole

    I see that German and Turkish programmers report similar problems.
    I regard this as a serious problem.  We will loose data and not look professional if this is not solved.

    Do you know why this happens?  Is there is a way around this?

    Best regards
    SRF, Norway


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    aytekin
    Answered on January 10, 2011 at 02:41 PM