Which character set do AWeber forms accept?

AWeber sign up forms now accept unicode characters, which allows your subscribers to enter characters in their native language. This means that if you have a subscriber that speaks a different language (such as Thai), they will be able to enter their information in your form using characters (such as ณ) from that language.

If you've installed a Raw HTML sign up form before February 24, 2015, then you will need to make an update which will change the incoming character encodings from iso-8859-1 to UTF-8.

Will My Existing Form Be Effected?

If you published your AWeber sign up form via the javascript snippet, no action is required for the UTF-8 character set change.

If you published your AWeber sign up form via the Raw HTML code, you will need to save your form within AWeber and republish the newly generated Raw HTML coding, which is located at the "Publish" section of your form. If you do not make this update, your subscribers' information will not display correctly in your account if it’s not in the standard Latin 1 character set.

What Line Of Raw HTML Changed?

The following line of code was changed from:

<form method="post" class="af-form-wrapper" accept-charset="iso-8859-1" action="https://www.aweber.com/scripts/addlead.pl"  >

to the following line of HTML instead:

<form method="post" class="af-form-wrapper" accept-charset="UTF-8" action="https://www.aweber.com/scripts/addlead.pl"  >

Where Can I Locate My Newly Generated Code?

  1. Click on the "Sign Up Forms" tab in your list.

    select sign up forms

  2. Click "Edit" beneath the name of your sign up form.

    Click edit below sign up form title

  3. No changes would need to be made at the "Design" section of your form; however, you will need to click the "Save" button.

    Click save button

  4. After the form is saved, click on the "Publish" section of the form.

    Click the Publish step

  5. From the "I Will Install My Form" section, click "Raw HMTL Version".

    Choose I will install my own form and Raw HTML version

  6. In the box provided, copy all of the Raw HTML coding provided for your sign up form.

    Copy HTML code

  7. Remove the existing Raw HTML coding of your form, and paste the newly generated Raw HTML coding you just copied. Once finished, publish the changes to your site.
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