Dear users,

I am new to website design and just wanted to validate my first page with validator.w3.org.

I am getting the following message

"Sorry, I am unable to validate this document because on line 6 it contained one or more bytes that I cannot interpret as utf-8 (in other words, the bytes found are not valid values in the specified Character Encoding). Please check both the content of the file and the character encoding indication.

The error was: utf8 "\x9F" does not map to Unicode"


Line 6 looks in every html file of the website as follows:

<title> Krebsk&#246;nig - Verein f&#252;r Edelkrebszucht und Wiederansiedlung des Edelkrebs &#40;Astacus Astacus&#41; </title>


The whole doctype declaration looks as follows:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">


<head>
<title> Krebsk&#246;nig - Verein f&#252;r Edelkrebszucht und Wiederansiedlung des Edelkrebs &#40;Astacus Astacus&#41; </title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/>
<link href="style1.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
</head>

I would be really happy for advices what I have to change in the markup to make validation work. I think it is a problem with the coding of special characters within utf-8.

Many thanks in advance !