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How can Mail of OS X Mountain Lion read Chinese Characters?

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Mail cannot read Chinese characters. Message looks like a series of "??????". However, Safari can read Chinese characters. What setting can make Mail read Chinese Characters?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,850 points)

    Pippi10 wrote:

     

    Mail cannot read Chinese characters. Message looks like a series of "??????".

     

    Normally that indicates an encoding glitch, where the email headers are not telling Mail the right encoding to use.  The first thing to try is Message > Text Encoding and see if UTF-8 or one of the various Chinese encodings give the right display.

     

    Also go to View > Message > Raw Source and tell us what you see in the headers that say "charset=  ".

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