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Hello Everyone

Is it possible to have special characters in the mailto syntax?

I was able to add the "&" by using %26 but now I am stuck with "#" and the trademark symbol.

Can anyone help me out?

Thanks in advance
Anand Iyer
Sep 25 '07 #1
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brettl
41 New Member
You can use "&#35" for # and "&#169" for "©" Just add a ";" to the end of each entity
Sep 25 '07 #2
Death Slaught
1,137 Top Contributor
Hello Everyone

Is it possible to have special characters in the mailto syntax?

I was able to add the "&" by using %26 but now I am stuck with "#" and the trademark symbol.

Can anyone help me out?

Thanks in advance
Anand Iyer
Sup Anand lyer, Welcome to TSDN!

here's a list of character entitys and how to properly use them.


Hope it helps, Death
Sep 25 '07 #3
Anand Iyer
6 New Member
Thanks guys !!!

But I am still not able to get the characters when I am using Internet Explorer.

The characters are displaying fine in Firefox but not in IE.

Any ideas??

Thanks
Anand Iyer
Sep 27 '07 #4
Death Slaught
1,137 Top Contributor
Thanks guys !!!

But I am still not able to get the characters when I am using Internet Explorer.

The characters are displaying fine in Firefox but not in IE.

Any ideas??

Thanks
Anand Iyer
Np Anand lyer.

So are you using the names or the numbers of the character entities? The names are fairly new so not all browsers support them, so it's recommended you use the numbers. example &#38 is an ampersand &. I think it was somewhere in the tutorial I provided above.

Hope it helps, Death
Sep 27 '07 #5
drhowarddrfine
7,435 Recognized Expert Expert
# is %23. There is none for copyright.

There may be a 'charset' issue with IE but I don't know.
Sep 27 '07 #6
Anand Iyer
6 New Member
Np Anand lyer.

So are you using the names or the numbers of the character entities? The names are fairly new so not all browsers support them, so it's recommended you use the numbers. example &#38 is an ampersand &. I think it was somewhere in the tutorial I provided above.

Hope it helps, Death
Hi

The problem i am facing is that the mailto syntax does not suppory "&" or "#". Thats causing the problem for me. I got it for "&" as "%26". And am trying to get it for characters like "#" and the trademark symbol. Kindly let me know if you come across any of these.

Thanks
Anand Iyer
Sep 28 '07 #7
Anand Iyer
6 New Member
# is %23. There is none for copyright.

There may be a 'charset' issue with IE but I don't know.
Hello drhowarddrfine

Thanks a lot for this. Just let me know if you find it for the trademark symbol.

Also do you have any idea about how to handle foreign characters??

Any help would be most welcome.

Thanks
Anand Iyer
Sep 28 '07 #8

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