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php email - ignores £ in body

Posted on 2012-03-28
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Hi

I am sending out an email with php.

If the body of the email contains '£' the whole email is blank.

If I use '£' It simply ignores it.

Here's the basis of the function ..

$header = "Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf8";
$subject = "My Subject Here";
$body1 = "This is the first section where I try £15";
$body2 = "This is the second section where I try £15";
$from = "My From Address";
$language = language_default();
$params = array();
$message['subject'] = $subject;
		$message['body'] = array();
		$message['body'][] = $body1;
		$message['body'][] = $body2;

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by:Loganathan Natarajan
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do u have like this full mime header,


// To send HTML mail, the Content-type header must be set
$headers  = 'MIME-Version: 1.0' . "\r\n";
$headers .= 'Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8' . "\r\n";
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by:eppyfone
ID: 37776260
Hi

Yes

Still no success..
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by:Ray Paseur
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You probably have other errors, but this line will cause an encoding collision between the unicode marker and the single-byte characters with ordinal values above 128.
$header = "Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf8";

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Please read this article about unicode and then post back if you still have questions.
http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/Unicode.html

Executive Summary: Remove UTF-8 and insert ISO-8859-1.  But read the article to learn why so you don't have this situation again.
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by:Kim Walker
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Try quoted_printable_encode your message.
quoted_printable_encode($message);

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eppyfone earned 0 total points
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1. Ray Passeur - thanks for the attempt at trying to teach me to fish. No use. and your Exec Summary didn't work ..

2. xmediaman - nope

Solution by me :

Added this line

            $message['headers']['Content-Type'] = 'text/html; charset=UTF-8; format=flowed';

Thanks for your attention

E.
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by:Ray Paseur
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Yeah, that's the problem with posting little code fragments.  It's almost impossible to guess at what else is going on.  We could see that your script had set a lot of variables, but nowhere was there a function call that used any of those variables.  So all we could do is guess at the more common errors associated with character encodings.

Anyway, glad you've found the issue.  Best regards, ~Ray
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Solved by research elsewhere.
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