Another useful Web globalization Q&A has been added to the W3C site. It has to do with the issue of character sets and encodings. I can’t even begin to describe how confusing this issue can be to Web developers as they begin tackling new languages — and new scripts. But is is something they will encounter more frequently. Fortunately, we now have Unicode.
What is the ‘Document Character Set’ for XML and HTML, and how does it relate to the encodings I use for my documents?
For the answer, go to: http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-doc-charset.html