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Last Updated: March 05, 2016

Setup PayPal IPN Encoding Message to UTF-8 post show you how to change the encoding format for your messages.

There are times you might have issues with the languages in your PayPal messages. Specially when using western languages that uses stress and tildes on the letters and vowels.These instructions will show you how to change the format to something different for example UTF-8. Of course these instructions can be used to change it to what ever language format you choose for your website.

Setup PayPal IPN Encoding Message To UTF-8 Steps

Step 1 ) Log into PayPal and click on Seller preferences. See image below. 


Step 1-A ) If you are using the classic PayPal layout click on the following Profile tab. See image below.


Step 1-B ) If you are still using the old style click on My Selling Tools. See image below.


Step 2 ) Click on PayPal button language encoding. These settings can be found towards the bottom of the page you are viewing. See image below.


Step 3 ) In the following image Language Encoding click on More Options button. This will allow you to set up the encoding format.


Step 4 ) The following image More Encoding Options displays a dropdown menu. Select UTF-8 as illustrated below. Make sure you click on Save button when you finish setting up the language encoding option.


That’s all you need to do to change the encoding message to UTF-8. Remember you can follow these instructions to change to a different language encoding format.

I will be updating this tutorial from time to time so keep coming back for the latest. If you have any questions please let me know.


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Manuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

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