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French chars not showing up in email send out

Captaindan asked
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Last Modified: 2013-12-24

Clients are telling me they can't see some french chars like é à ç in their email briefing we send out. I can see it fine but... Need to be able to replace é by &eacute in a field only when I send it out ( off a query). Because of the server on our end, the portal is ok.
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something like?

<cfquery datasource="somedata" name="test">
select * from mydata

<cfmail ...>
#replace(test.querystringenfrancais, "#chr(130)#", "&eacute")#


Sorry, I should have been clearer. What I mean is that most french caracters are not showing up as they should. é à â etc...

This may help.

<cfset messgae = SetEncoding(form.yourveriable, utf-8)>

refrence: http://livedocs.macromedia.com/coldfusion/6.1/htmldocs/functa79.htm#wp4567695

you could also try putting these in your application file:

<CFCONTENT TYPE="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<cfprocessingdirective pageencoding="utf-8">
<cfset setEncoding("URL", "utf-8")>
<cfset setEncoding("Form", "utf-8")>
I need to correct myself, put these in the application.cfm
<CFCONTENT TYPE="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<cfset setEncoding("URL", "utf-8")>
<cfset setEncoding("Form", "utf-8")>

And if your using a database put this line on any page that queries the database
<cfprocessingdirective pageencoding="utf-8">

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