Docs come up with symbols


I use a PC laptop.  I have many many customers telling me that when they pull up the email from Docusign with the attached contract docs, the wording is all symbols and “hyroglyphics”; they cannot read it to sign and return.  What is the problem?  I am sending PDF’s of the docs...what else could it be?  Seems like a compatability issue - thoughts?

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Hello @achavi,


Thank you for reaching out here, we want to welcome you to the Docusign Community, I appreciate you bringing your question to this Community.


I apologize for any inconvenience that this might cause you, we are committed to providing you with the best service possible. Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention, I understand that when opening the notification the wording is all symbols and “hyroglyphics”


Would it be possible for you to provide an example screenshot?


Have you tried the below troubleshooting:


  • Clear cache/cookies
  • Try a different browser(s)
  • Try an Incognito window
  • Try a different device
  • Try a different Internet network, such as on a mobile device using data with Wi-Fi disabled.
  • Try using VPN, or if on one already, disconnect from VPN and try again



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Let us know if you need further assistance.


Best regards,


Christopher | Docusign Community Moderator

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Hi @achavi,


I hope you are doing well.


I would like to confirm if you need further assistance, feel free to let me know and I will gladly help you address the situation as soon as possible.


Best regards,


Christopher | Docusign Community Moderator

"Select as Best" below if you find the answer a valid solution to your issue.