If I use Finnish characters (ĺ, ä, ö -- HTML equivalents
&aring; &auml; and &ouml;) in my posts, they don't
come up right in Movable Type.
I'm only guessing, but seems that Windows sends the
characters as UTF-8. They should be converted to ISO-
8859-1 equivalents. Alternatively, they could be
converted them to HTML entities but that's less
desirable because proper characters are preferable when
editing the entries later.
This should apply also to other languages with special
characters, such as Swedish, French, German etc.