HTML special characters + plain text emails

Is there any way to accurately render html special characters in plain text email?

I am sending a plain text message in Spanish and was wondering if there was any way to have the characters that are used in words like "aquí" and phrases like "¡Es muy fácil!" to appear correctly.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Stig Stig, 9 years ago

Hi rmc, there absolutely is.

Here's a html character reference:

Use the code in the Entity Name column.


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derek73, 9 years ago

Seems like a better solution is to send UTF-8 formatted email. HTML entities don't "always" (although it is nearly always) work since they depend somewhat on the encodings available on the receiving end. I regularly send emails in Spanish, Russian, French and Japanese. UTF-8 seems the most reliable. Can you send UTF-8 with Campaign Monitor?

rmc, 9 years ago

Thanks for the advice -- I will look into your suggestions!

Mathew Mathew, 9 years ago

Yes, Campaign Monitor sends in UTF-8 encoding, so if you make sure the subscriber lists and emails you import are also in UTF-8, it should all render fine.

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