Troubleshooting the Html Encoding If one of the numeric codes (e.g. &#156; for œ) fails to display, try including the following meta tags in the header (between the <head></head>) tags. <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"> Recommended <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">