Please support foreign characters

Please work to support foreign characters. Chinese audience is a sizeable chunk of business and for such a large email management tool it is strange that you cannot support it. thanks.

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We are considering this idea to be implemented. Most of these comments were due to the limited support to foreign characters in our legacy editor. With the retirement of that editor, we no longer really have issues with supporting the characters mentioned here. Non-English languages, em dashes, curly quotes, etc. are all displayed as expected. One exception to that may be right to left languages which could run into some alignment issues.

Frequent Participant

A client asked for a  ▶ in the subject line. It reverted to ascii code when saved and sent bare ascii code. Can't we get support for some symbols that have been tested and safe for years? I have to tell the client that we can't meet their request because we use Constant Contact.

New Member

Hi. We are very happy with Constant Contact with one exception--lack of support for languages other than English--especially those with non-English characters. We cannot use non-English characters in the subject line at all. And with a language read from right to left (eg--Hebrew) the formatting of the content is a horror!


It's a global world out there Constant Contact. Get with the program!


Due to this, we are currently looking to migrate to another solution. Sorry to have to go but we must meet the needs of our business.




Anything new regarding supporting Arabic language ?

Occasional Participant
Can we add Chinese Language to the subject line? it's frustrating for my clients in China that they don't know what is it about when my subject line is in English.
Established Member

It's the most ridiculous issue. What kind of program just doesn't allow a vital piece of punctuation? It's like not being able to use a question mark. I can't believe we even are experiencing this issue. I can't believe how many posts about this I've seen on this forum and still nothing has been done. We need an em dash, en dash, and I would really, really like for you to allow us to switch from straight quotes to smart quotes!

Established Member

How is it that Constant Contact is supposed to be a great email distribution program and it doesn't allow for the "em dash" or "en dash"? I've had to resort to *gulp* double hyphens!!


Has anyone there taken a grammar or writing course? Have you read all the comments on your boards about this issue?


The em dash is a vital piece of punctuation. I use it daily. Even your forum boards allow for the use of an em dash. However, even copying and pasting won't allow us to use it in our email campaigns.


I can't believe I even have to post this... *sigh*

Occasional Participant

Any new updates to this? I hope you can support Arabic language very soon.


It is so confusing that you do not support a language spoken by over 420 million peole but support languages such as the Occitan language spoken by about 1.5 people in southern France. Any there any plans to support Arabic in the future?


I agree.  We really need to have the ability to have icons in the email subject line.  Any updated status on this?

Occasional Participant

 We really want this too. 

Occasional Participant

Another vote for this "functionality" to be added. It's the 21st century, after all. 


 It would be great to be able to use Spanish and Portuguese characters as well


 We are trying to palce Arabic in Subject Line and  we receive (آخر الأخبار من دار التمليك) - I believe constant contact supported Arabic characters?   It does in the main text body - just not the subject line?  


Any help?

Hi! With the newer templates that are easier for people to see on mobile devices, there is no ability to add the Registered trademark that I am required to use with the word REALTOR. I keep leaning away from using the newer templates due to this reason, is there anyway that ability will be returned? Please advise. Thank you!
Regular Participant

I would like the system to improve by accepting with no problem  accents and special characters from other languages ,  we run constant conctact in Mexico to promote events in Cancun and Spanish use accents , when ever you type something like   adiós !   the system turns in into  ad$)"($"·/$$os  provocating it to crash some times .  I guess by improving this  special characters "friendly"  thing , more people like lets say Germans  could use it . 


I would also like special character functionality in template-based emails. I know HTML and while I like the templates for streamlining, it's frustrating that I can't use an em dash, bullet or smart quotes in CC unless I fully customize my entire email, which is way too time-consuming. HTML offers standard codes for many charaters. CC should allow those bits to be coded into the html of templates without any trouble. Most email programs allow them, CC should too.


Everyone is complaining about this but where is the answer ?? 


How can you get foreign characters ? 


Do you have to upgrade your subscribsion ? 

Occasional Participant

Same for me. Get up to speed CC.


I would also like to post my support for allowing standard, inline html for special characters.  How is it that Constant Contact does not recognize standard html for "—" and "–"? 

Regular Participant

Yes, please add support for curly quotes and other smart characters in CC.

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