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Getting rid of unwanted characters (ž)?

In flow, I have a Variable that is JSON.  One of the json values is a dynamic value set by another field in the Flow.


When you do this, it puts a ž character around the dynamic values that you load.


I later parse this Json and send an email with its value.


When I send an email (as html), it flags it as charset=windows-1256 and the formatting is all wonky. I can see the ž when I view the source code of the email from Outlook.  But I can't see it at any stage of the Flow itself.  Does anyone know how to "force" a variable to become ASCII within Flow?

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Re: Getting rid of unwanted characters (ž)?

Hi @Brentless,


Could you please share a screenshot of the configuration of your flow?

Could you please share more details about the JSON?


Please share more details so we would try to provide a proper workaround for you.


Best regards,



Re: Getting rid of unwanted characters (ž)?

Hey, @Brentless!

Thank you for posting on the Flow Community Forum! It appears as though @v-yuazh-msft would like some more information in order to further assist you properly with your issue. Please share any additional information that was requested in order to decrease the amount of time that it will take for you to be assisted!

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Re: Getting rid of unwanted characters (ž)?

Sure, here are some screenshots.  Again it is specifically when doing a Compose to create JSON that has a variable of some sort in it.  Then parsing the JSON to be able to pull out the values.


I've attached 3 pics.  The first is the Compose and Parse JSON actions.

The second is a view of it running

And the third is an html view of the email received 



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