Email problem with £ sign

  Cherryandwhites 18:22 10 Nov 2006
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Can anyone help. Whenever I send an email via Outlook Express every instance of a pound sign (£) in the message transposes to a question mark when the email is received

  €dstowe 18:39 10 Nov 2006

This is a common problem and (I think) is dependent on the way the recipient has his computer set up.

What I do is always use the term "pounds Sterling" and not the "£" symbol. Likewise with the "$" becomes (country) dollars and "€" sign becomes Euros if the email is going abroad.

  VoG II 18:42 10 Nov 2006

I had a similar problem some years ago when we were using Lotus Notes at work. In some cases the message would be truncated to the first occurrence of a £ sign.

My workaround was similar to €dstowe's - I used GBP instead of £.

  Cherryandwhites 21:13 10 Nov 2006

Thanks very much for your responses. That is helpful

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