OK. So I was working on a really small website project that I am doing as a favor for a friend of a relative with a single text file on my HD and a copy on a webserver. Part of the site includes the job title of someone who works at the Louvre Museum, and the person wanted the title in French. This meant that the word "Museum" should be "Musée." When I viewed the file that I was working on in a browser (Safari or Firefox), the accented characters would be broken, much like they are in this post. But -- when I viewed the same file from the webserver, the letters looked fine! Now, I suppose on that pragmatic level of my mind, I don't care how this works if it does, in fact, work. At the same time, I can't quite understand how a remotely hosted file would be more robust than a locally hosted one. Any thoughts?