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Windows 7: Livemail problem with Apostrophe.

07 Aug 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium
Livemail problem with Apostrophe.

Does anyone out there know if Windows have a proper fix for the problem which occurs when using the Apostrophe or inverted comma signs, which in the sent version appear as weird symbols???? One fix which does work, but which is inconvenient is to use the back-space key immediately after using the apostrophe. I find it ridiculous that I should have to do this. Any advice would be much appreciated.

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07 Aug 2012   #2

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

Hi Delboysfriend, welcome to 7F!

Do you see something like this? or â€

You can try these settings.
Start at this post WL Mail - apostrophe forces unicode encoding, and read further on to gain an understanding.
You may have to experiment with the encoding to see what works best for you, I do not use WLM, but I believe you will have to start at Tools\Options\Read\Fonts.

There are changes to be made to both outgoing, and incoming mail.

More on Unicode: Apostrophe Displays as

If that does not work you may have to repair it:
  • Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features\
  • Scroll down to Windows Live Mail, right click on it.
  • Left click on repair.
  • Follow the prompts.

There is also a registry change one can make, but you do not seem to be having a problem with "Smart Quotes" just the apostrophe.
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 Livemail problem with Apostrophe.

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