Setting web pages to use the universal character set: UTF-8

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Troubleshooting odd (A) characters or (?) question marks in your pages or newsletter

Unexpected characters may be displayed if you use a character set on your site that's not supported by the user's computer.

In most cases, you'll find that a newsletter is set to use Latin (ISO-8859-1) or some other character set. You should replace this with UTF-8 or the character set that suits your country best.

UTF-8 is a universal character set and is supported by the large majority of machines on the Internet.

You'll probably find the similar code to this in your template:


Update the highlighted line of code above, setting the charset="UTF-8" and that will resolve the issue.