Language Detection

I have just sent two very simple HTML emails. There was nothing fancy about them in fact there was no additional formatting used at all. When looking in my sent items I saw that one had been detected as Chinese and the other as French. My client is set to English. In “Settings” the “Enable Message Translation” option is on and set to “ask” for all other detected languages

The “French” email was a test message called “Source data check” and looking at the message part of the page source showed this:

User-Agent: eM_Client/7.0.27943.0
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;

Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset=utf-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

test text
Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

<?xml version=3D"1.0" encoding=3D"utf-16"?>

test text

How does the above trigger this:

Is it the UTF-16 in the XML encoding or does emclient just think “test text” are French words?

However, the other “Chinese” message just contained a hyperlinked URL. Does emclient therefore treat URLs as Chinese?

I am confused…


No, this is not related to encoding. This is simply a matter of the third party translation module not having enough data to base the detection on.



Thanks for helping with this.

When I first saw the message that the third-party module had misidentified as Chinese I sort of went to DEFCON4…