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Do HTML codes still need to be coded in for symbols, or can you copy/paste the actual symbol?

pnaonline

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Posted: 07 December 2016 10:30 AM

Do things like registered, trademark, apostrophes, en and em dashes still need to have their HTML codes?

I have this in the header, <meta charset=“UTF-8”>, but want to know if some email clients ignore this requiring the html codes.


 

Alex Ilhan

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Posted: 08 December 2016 02:29 AM
[ # 1 ]

Hi pnaonline,

Welcome back to the EoA forums!

That meta tag should cover most email clients. But I would recommend using the HTML codes for symbols just to cover your bases.

Many thanks,
Alex


 

pnaonline

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Posted: 08 December 2016 09:01 AM
[ # 2 ]

Thanks for the reply Alex. Do you know if there are any major clients that ignore the meta charset tag?


 

Alex Ilhan

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Posted: 09 December 2016 03:46 AM
[ # 3 ]

Hi pnaonline,

I actually don’t have a list like that to hand - I’ve always just encoded them to be absolutely safe. I’ll try and dig one out for you.

Many thanks,
Alex


 

pnaonline

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Posted: 12 December 2016 09:45 AM
[ # 4 ]

Cool thanks Alex. I did run a test through Acid however with various characters just pasted in and all major clients were showing them.


 

Alex Ilhan

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Posted: 13 December 2016 06:19 AM
[ # 5 ]

Oh awesome! Time for me to update my workflow then. Thanks for the update!

Cheers!
Alex