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Magento changes & to & in orders and emails, not in frontend
Jr. Member
Total Posts:  5
Joined:  2010-01-26

Hi all,

I got a problem with the char sets somewhere.

When a customer makes an order with & in it, it is changed bij Magento to & both in the order as well in the confirmation email.

I found several topics with reactions, but none workd.

The problem is that I am not exactly clear where the problem is located.

Phpinfo gives me this information:


all iconvs are set to ISO-8859-1

Allowed char sets on apache are ISO-8859-1 and UTF-8

Mysql collation is UTF-8-general-ci
Mysql char set is UTF-8_unicode

Is there anyone who can explain this to me.

Thanks in advance.

Greetings Henk

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