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    Question Foreign Characters
    Got an e-mail in Hungarian and all the non-English characters showed up as gibberish in Apple Mail. Many of these characters are common with German, French or Spanish. Apple support was useless and annoying. Does anyone know of a setting in Apple OS that displays foreign characters correctly? BTW, IPhone does it right and so does Windows on PCs.

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    Same Here!
    Hey, I have the same problem
    I recieved an email in French and the characters do not show properly, they do show on my iPhone however,
    Is there a language file i need to download?

    Thank You

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    Its not a language file you need but a font that supports extended character sets, ie all roman characters in most languages


    What font is the email in, and what happens when you change the font
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    Im not sure how to check which font its in...

    I tried to go to Message > Text Encoding and choose the other options but none worked,

    Then i went into System Preference > Languages > Edit and tried to add French Canadian but that didnt show up in the Text Encoding options list

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    Again its not a language issue in the OS but what characters are supported in the font

    paste it into text edit and see if different fonts display the accented characters
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    Thanks for trying to help...

    So i copied the text into both Text Edit and Word and it appeared as the same mess as before,

    c˙=6 kPa f =28° for long term stability in the clay deposit

    Thats the line,

    c˙ should really just be c'

    Thanks

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