I see. It seems like, asking the users to copy from Word to Notepad then to 
the textarea is not really an option so I guess you really need to find a 
way how to fix it.

How about Manuel Lemos' advice posted earlier?

BTW, I was just wondering if you've also considered that the problem might 
be on the mail client side itself. Because you said that "not all mail 
clients..." so at least on some it worked. When you said that with Notepad 
there's no problem, did you mean that ALL mail clients worked as you 

Also, I wonder what these "pasted text" are. Perhaps, you can give some 

I don't really think that I can be of so much help but I'm just curious...

- E

Just in case you haven't seen it. I think, there's a related topic 
discussed in phpbuilder.com. Here's the address:


>I've isolated the problem with MS Word and MS Wordpad; The problem does 
>occur when pasting from Notepad.  I want to make sure that all the text is
>ASCII before converting to MIME encoding.  This shoul alleviate the 
>that are occuring.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "@ Edwin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2002 6:37 PM
>Subject: Re: [PHP] Base64 and MS Word cutting and pasting.
> > Just some ideas.
> >
> > First, to check if it's really the pasted text from MS Word that is 
> > causing the problem, paste the text from MS Word to a text editor like
> > "notepad" THEN from "notepad" copy and paste to the <textarea> and see 
> > the problem is still there.
> >
> > If it's still there, well, that means it's a different problem.
> >
> > Perhaps, it's about the "quotes and apostrophes" that you've mention so
> > it'd be better to check the manual. See addslashes() or stripslashes().
> >
> > Or, the problem could be something else. But, I don't really think it's
> > because the pasted text is from MS Word... (Pasted text to the textarea
> > should have been already converted...)
> >
> > - E
> >
> > >
> > >I have an application which uses the <textarea> tag for users to input
> > data.  This works fine.  However, some users are using MS Word to 
> > the text and then cutting and pasting into the <textarea>.  This works
> > as well.
> > >
> > >However, I am encountering a problem when the application mails the
> > submitted content. Everything is viewed fine throught the web.   We are
> > MIME encoding the message using base64 functions.  The problem is that 
> > all email clients are decoding the MS Word  pasted content properly.
> > Quotes and apostrophes are not being decoded properly.
> > >
> > >I assume the problem is that the MS Word pasted content is not ASCII.
> > need to convert this content to ASCII before we encode the MIME 
> > >
> > >Do you have any ideas?
> > >
> > >/dkm
> >
> >
> >
> >
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