I’m having a problem with the character encoding of HTML files produced using Microsoft Word. When I view the local files in a web browser they display fine. However, when I post the file and view it on the web, the both Firefox and Explorer show the wrong character encoding. The web page loads with the encoding Unicode UFT-8 that makes it display incorrectly. If you manually change the encoding to Western it displays fine.
See, for example:
What I can’t understand is that the character set is clearly specified in the head of the
HTML as follows:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
Why are the browsers ignoring this? I’ve tried changing this line to other encodings such as charset=iso-8859-1 but the browser still displays in Unicode when the page loads.
Please help! I have no idea why this is happening or what can be done about it.