|Getting Non Printable Characters In Post [message #36750]
||Thu, 05 April 2007 14:12
I'm getting little black diamonds on my board as a result of non-ascii characters getting into the list.
I do filter for any of these characters but it appears these were somehow (MIME?) encoded into the email message before it got posted. In the process of posting, the non-ascii characters showed up.
So I'm not totally sure how to rid my board of these special characters. Anyone know of a script that can convert email from Windows/Outlook that's encoded in whatever format it uses, to convert it into ASCII text? I would like to make this part of my filter before I hand it over to FUDforum.
To give you an idea of what I'm talking about, here's what the message looked like in the email:
Subject: [ShelbyUSERS] =?iso-8859-1?q?Processing_Shelby_PO=92s_in_AP?=
X-Scanned-By: MIMEDefang 2.56 on 188.8.131.52
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
We have been gradually moving from manual PO's to Shelby PO's. Our
business administrator loves approving the PO's into the system and
tracking encumbrances. I thought our AP processor would appreciate
the reduced data entry, but at this point the change has had some
frustrations. Here's our current issue=85
Notice the =92 in the subject I think that's an apostrophe. Also notice the =85 at the end, that's a question mark. All these end up looking like black diamonds on the page: