Currently, Course Evaluations (formerly CoursEval) is not UTF-8 (Unicode Transformation Format) encoded, but we do have intentions of moving that direction as Unicode captures more characters than both ANSI and ASCII. The site is designed to support ANSI characters, because we’ve been able to capture more characters with ANSI than with ASCII, as ANSI was developed in response to some ASCII limitations (here’s a link with all the characters included in ANSI). 


This has enabled us to give surveys in a variety of languages in Latin-based character sets with the only restriction primarily being Asian-character sets where we copy and paste HTML code. One thing to consider with the Asian-character sets as well is that because our exports are not UTF-8 encoded, they will return the HTML code rather than representing that Asian character.