I downloaded this HTML file from archive.org, which is a digitilised book, written in Spanish. As such, it has plenty of accents and other unique symbols (e.g. ñ).
Now, when I open the html file in a text editor (mousepad), all text appears fine. However, when I open it using a web browser, special characters are not shown correctly. Some examples:
- á is shown as Ã¡
- ñ is shown as Ã±
- ó is shown as Ã³
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/> to the HTML but this does not improve things. My suspicion is that I need to use a different charset option, but I have no idea which one! How can I know? I have searched for these characters (e.g. here) but even Google has issues understanding them.