Forcing the URL encoding type

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Subject: Forcing the URL encoding type
Posted by:  phil… (John)
Date: 24 Jul 2003

Hi All,
is there any way to force the encoding type used by the browser. In my
application special characters need to be displayed and for some
reason if the 'auto-select' is left on in the view->encoding menu then
these are not displayed correctly. For some reason my page also
flickers when this option is left on but i have no idea why this is

I have tried using
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;

in my jsp page but that doesnt seem to have any effect.

Any help is much appreciated.