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Font problem in OWA

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Pete, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Pete

    Pete Flightless Bird

    I tried posting this yesterday in both this group and exchange.misc, but
    although it showed in in Google Groups for exchange.misc, it didn't seem
    to be here, either in my newsreader or through the web interface.


    don't know if this is an Exchange problem or an IE problem. I suspect
    the latter, because it happens on 2 XP boxes that use IE 6 but not on a
    Win 7 box that uses IE 8.

    Some of the emails that come in to an Outlook Web Access account are
    displayed in some symbolic font.

    If the email is forwarded, the draft forwarded message (i.e., before you
    click send) is in a normal font.

    If the email is printed using the printer icon in the email window, it
    prints with a normal font, but if the body of the email is selected
    (CTRL-A) and then printed using right-click > print > print selection,
    the symbols are printed.

    If the body of the email is selected and copied (CTRL-A, CTRL-C) and
    then pasted into Notepad or Word, the font is normal.

    If I select View > Encoding from the main OWA (IE) View menu, "Auto
    Select" and Unicode (UTF-8) are selected. I have tried unselecting "Auto
    Select" and selecting "Western European (Windows)" and "Western European
    (ISO)" but the symbols are still displayed.

    If I right-click in the open email window and select Encoding from the
    context menu, "Auto Select" is selected. De-selecting it has no effect.
    Interestingly, the encoding that appears to be selected (with a dot next
    to it) is Unicode (*not* Unicode (UTF-8)). Although this option appears
    to be selected, it is greyed-out and I can't de-select it or select any
    other encoding.

    The source of a sample email follows:

    <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=utf-8">
    <META NAME="Generator" CONTENT="MS Exchange Server version 6.5.7653.38">
    <!-- Converted from text/plain format -->

    <P><FONT SIZE=2>and both printers are now available to you:<BR>
    &quot;Color Copier KONICA MINOLTA C353 Series XPS&quot;<BR>
    &quot;HP Color LaserJet 3600 Workroom&quot;<BR>
    The printer named &quot;HP officejet 6200 series&quot; is, I think, BA's
    printer in Virgina<BR>


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