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Microsoft KB Archive/104147

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PC Forms: Extended Characters Lost When Saving Forms

Article ID: 104147

Article Last Modified on 10/30/2006


  • Microsoft Exchange Electronic Forms Designer 5.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 3.0
    • Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 3.2

This article was previously published under Q104147


With version 1.0 of the Microsoft Electronic Forms Designer, when you save a form that contains an extended character (such as an umlaut), the form may lose the extended character.


The function responsible for expanding the character does not convert the records from CP850 (MS-DOS code page for multi-lingual keyboard sets) to ANSI. As a result, the extended characters are lost.


Non-English versions of Microsoft Mail for Windows must be upgraded with new libraries to correctly support the development and use of E-forms. Disk 2 of the Electronic Forms Designer contains upgraded versions of MAILSPL.EXE, MSSFS.DLL, and MAPI.DLL for the German and French versions of Microsoft Mail. Upgraded versions of these files for other languages will be available from local Microsoft subsidiaries.

The files are provided on Disk 2 in compressed format. The French versions of the upgraded files are in the INTL\FRN directory. The German versions are in the INTL\GER directory.

For more information, please see the Electronic Forms Designer README.WRI file.

Additional query words: 1.00 foreign country ascii

Keywords: KB104147