as first thing after <head>.
As for South East Asian languages I'm not sure, but I think using utf-8 will do no harm. Al the characters of those languages are incorporated in utf-8.
1st of all Thanks for replying.
But it seems you didn't get me, what i said.
It's not my concern whether UTF-8 will harm or not.
But my concern is how i can change my entire website in UTF-8 ???
Just changing the meta tag will change the entire code ???
Because earlier this website was in English & designed in iso-8859-1.
But now my client wants it run in all regional languages. I have all the content in MS word.
So what i have to do now is just to copy & paste them to HTML pages ??? I had tried the same but when i looked those pages in browser font were looking too different & even not readable & impossible to understand.
Please suggest me in this regard.
Hope this time i'll be successful to make readre's understand. !!!
Here you can find more info about meta tags: http://www.w3.org/International/O-charset. In short, the meta tag is read by the browsers and the browser will display the page in utf-8 (if your meta tag is to use utf-8).
If the whole site is already there, all you have to do is open each page in an editor that understands utf-8. After opening, just save it again as utf-8 encoded. Under windows you can even use notepad for this. (File, Save-as and under encoding choose utf-8).
If you only have the text in Ms-Word, you need to copy it to an utf-8 editor and save it from there as utf-8 encoded.
But the first thing you can try is using the meta tag, and see how the site looks like. With any luck, that's all you have to change.