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How UTF-8 represents more than 256 characters and when to use UTF-16?

We all know what character encoding is. Like the simple ASCII 7 bit used for normal 128 characters representing and UTF-8 for representing 256 characters. I have 2 questions: Some people saying ...
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How to tell the Browser the character encoding of a HTML website regardless of Server Content-Type Header?

I have a HTML page that correctly (the encoding of the physical on disk matches it) announces it's Content-Type: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> <html> ...
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Default encoding vs. content-type specified encoding

We have a website (www.semanticdesigns.com) that delivers a default encoding of ISO-8859-1. The pages are written in, guess what, ASCII mostly with some ISO-8859-1 characters. We have a few example ...
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Is using HTML entities (for language-specific characters) in UTF-8 necessary?

As in the subject-line. Saw the situation the other day on a page which felt weird to me. Except for markup-delimiting characters such as pointy brackets or the ampersand, escaping, say, German ...
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Why use HTML entities instead of just putting Unicode characters in HTML?

Let's say I want to put a non-bland character in an HTML file; for instance, '→'. Is there any reason why I should enter it as '&rarr;' instead of just putting '→' in the HTML file? Assume my HTML ...