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which character set am I using?

From: Tim <T.A.S@bigpond.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2001 13:39:18 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <19529864873.20011224050852@picknowl.com.au>
To: www-validator@w3.org

How do I work out what character set my editor is using, if it doesn't
tell me, and I need to declare the correct one in my HTML headers?

* Hex-read the document, and find the codes for a few specific characters?

* Assume all documents written on this computer use the same character set?

* Hope that I can declare a basic ASCII one, if I don't type anything
  other than standard typewriter symbols?

* Is there some easier or better way?

I notice that even the page listing the threads in this discussion didn't
validate, because it didn't mention a character set.

Received on Monday, 31 December 2001 16:12:27 UTC

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