Which charset to use?

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Subject: Which charset to use?
Posted by:  The Plankmeister (plankmeister_NOSPA…@hotmail.com)
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2003

In the  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;
charset=????????"> tag, what is the best charset to use? I tend to use
UTF-8, for no reason other than it sounds much cooler than iso-8859-1 etc
etc... Are there any guidelines for this sort of thing?