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Encoding HTML Message Bodies with JIS Instead of UTF-8

Exchange Server 2003

Encoding HTML Message Bodies with JIS Instead of UTF-8

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Some applications require the ability to encode the HTML body content with Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) instead of the default 8-bit Unicode transformation format (UTF-8). In versions of Exchange Server 2003 earlier than Exchange Server 2003 SP2, UTF-8 is the only character encoding used by CDOEX and the ExOLEDB provider. With Exchange Server 2003 SP2, the default HTML body encoding can also be set to ISO-2022 (JIS) encoding.

To use JIS encoding, set the following DWORD registry value to a nonzero integer value:


When this registry value is zero, or when it does not exist, UTF-8 is used to encode HTML message bodies. If the registry value exists and has a nonzero value, JIS encoding is used. This change must be made on each server that the application uses to send JIS-encoded e-mail messages.