SMTP & languages

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Subject: SMTP & languages
Posted by:  Ian Jennings (i…@microwaredata.co.uk)
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005

Hi all

I've just sifted through all the posts on here, can't see much on Google
and there doesn't appear to be anything in the KB.

I have a cgi app sitting on my ISP's server that, as one of its actions,
sends an ack letter, via TIdSMTP and TIdMessage, to a submitter in either
English, Latvian or Russian depending on a flag. The ack text has been
written in Notepad and saved in Unicode.

Everything seems ok until I need to send. The text of the letter is
assigned to Msg.Body.Text, I log it back and it's perfect. The post is sent
to a test account and, when it arrives in my Eudora, it's screwed. The
Latvian is in the form 'sanem*anu' (where '*' is the 'unknown character'
symbol) and the Russian is '????'. I *guess* (databases are my sort of
thing) it's something to do with codepages and charsets but I know
*nothing* about them or how to identify what I need. What's worse, is that
I don't know where to look to find the answer.

Am I correct in my supposition that it's codepages and charsets that I
should be looking at? If so, does anyone know offhand (and save me hours
more work on something that has already taken me longer than the rest of
the project! :) ) what I should be feeding in and where, please? If not,
could someone please tell me where to look for the answer.

I'm using D5 (it ain't bust!) and Indy 10.

Many thanks in anticipation

Cheers

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