Warning: the wrong way to do European characters in a web page is to insert the Windows character that displays properly in your editor. This character is non-standard and will display as garbage on many browsers. The right way to do it is to encode the character was a tag. For example, à should be coded as à - registred trademark (®) should be coded as ® and copyright (©) as ©
Only the characters in ISO Latin-1 are guaranteed to be supported on an Internet Web site. When a Web browser, such as Netscape, formats a Web page on a client system, such as Windows, it maps the ISO Latin-1 characters as best it can into the native character set.
There are two ways of specifying extended characters in an HTML document: &#xxx; and &name;
Useful Web link: the ISO 8859-1 encodings.