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  • Dear WP-friends,

    I just tried blogging via email the second time, now with WP2.0.

    Still two errors still show up:
    1. The email text shows up with new line breaks plus ‘=’
    2. German Umlaut are also substituted by somthing like ‘=4C’, which seems to be the alpha-numeric substitute of the letter.

    I know, that my WP blog is running wit UTF-8. Thus I tried to send my email in this coding, too. But nothing changed.

    The second error could be solved by using the HTML tag e.g. ‘<.&.a.u.m.l.>’ for ä/ae. But still the line break thing is coming up.

    BTW, I use a GMX free-mail account.

    PS: Have a look on http://www.rt-weinheim.de, where I will sent this topic for a limited time.

    Thanks for helping me, Steffen

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  • Even sending the emails in different codings via MS Outlook (Win XP SP2) does change the appearance of the Umlaut only, and even the line-breaks are visible as characters.

    Ciao, Steffen

    I had to delete the entry in my blog. However I try to copy’n’paste a part of the miswriting here


    Still two errors still show up:
    1. The email text shows up with new line breaks plus '=3D'
    2. German Umlaut are also substituted by somthing like '=3D4C', which =
    seems to be the alpha-numeric substitute of the letter.

    Ciao, Steffen

    Am I right, that noone is using this feature and thus, help cann’ be provided???

    I’m having the line break problem, too. Using Mac Mail message created by FileMaker Pro. Line break and space character being inserted in the middle of a URL, making it unusable. No idea how to fix it.

    I’m having the same problem with both plain text and html-formatted emails. When I run wp-mail.php the report seems just fine, but on the blog the text is far from ok.

    OK… this wasn’t that hard to fix, it seems. This worked for me:

    wp-mail.php has a variable called “content”, which should be put through the following (or similar) function

    function stringtrim($string){
    $string = htmlentities($string);
    $string = ereg_replace("&Atilde;&curren;","&auml;", $string);
    $string = ereg_replace("‰","&auml;", $string);
    $string = ereg_replace("&Atilde;&para;","&ouml;", $string);
    $string = ereg_replace("ˆ","&ouml;", $string);
    return $string;
    }

    The same goes for the “subject” – variable.

    This is a very rough and quick solution, which could probably be tweaked quite a bit.

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