Mathias Kiekens asked
I am using phpmailer to send a monthly report.
It includes the € sign. Thus I need to set encoding to utf-8. I ran into a problem here.
Without encoding like this:
the mail gets sent but in the attachment the € sign does not show up
when I try to add encoding:
$mail->addStringAttachment($csvstring, $fileName, "utf-8", "text/csv");
The mail is sent but body and attachment are not present. I tried looking it up but there seems to be very little documentation.
Am I missing the obvious?
$mail->CharSet = 'utf-8';
If you want the CSV to be read as UTF-8 in programs that open it, add a BOM (Byte Order Marker; i.e.,
"\xef\xbb\xbf") to the string file contents.
You can also do it like this.
$mail->addStringAttachment($csvstring, $fileName, "base64", "text/csv; charset=utf-8");
See also, the specs on MIME Content-Type, as it points out the proper way to set encoding; i.e.,