default HTML page language

Posted on 2007-07-25
Last Modified: 2010-04-09

I have an HTML page with Asian characters (Chinese Traditional) , I know that it uses "Big5 Code" and I have set the page with META tags as follows:
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=big5">

However, when the view the webpage, I always have to manually switch the encoding to "Big5" in IE's "View" > "Encoding" to view the characters. Is there another place that I need to set the default language that the page uses?
Question by:billyboy71
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    What encoding did you save your html page in?

    It is not the same if you use ANSI or some UNICODE encoding...


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