Import Contacts Encoding Option

I import contacts through a csv file and I need to choose Encoding during the process. What does encoding mean and what will happen if I choose different encoding?

I have never changed from what was automatically selected. In my case it has always been Arabic (ASMO 708) I guess because that is the first in the list.

I don’t have any unusual characters in my contacts, well not many anyway and they are all in Unicode, so the choice is not going to make any difference for me. I suppose if you were using Hebrew or a Cyrillic language it might be advisable to choose one of those.

If you chosse a different encoding, you may receive more or less not readable results. But I think, this is accademical: if you can read the csv correctly, I am shure, that emClient will import this data properly (by selectiong the apropriate import filter).