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Find out what web pages on your sites are affected by HTML issues.

Legacy encoding “windows-1252” used. Documents must use UTF-8.

In HTML5 you’re encouraged to use Unicode (UTF-8) character encoding rather than a legacy character encoding such as Latin1 (Windows-1252 or ISO 8859-1).

In short, it can be just a matter of using <meta charset="utf-8"/> in your document, but you should also ensure that your pages are also saved and served as UTF-8.

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