Jason, When I looked at the linked page, the meta statement set character encoding to iso-8859-1, and character rendering indicated that multi-byte character were rendered as multiple single byte characters. Forcing FF to use utf-8 as the encoding made the character renderings correct. From that I deduce the actual encoding is, indeed, utf-8 and, since the server does not set encoding, that leaves the meta element to do so.
Did you test as I did, or take the OP's word for what was done?
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" />
Sports - Voici la catÃ©gorie de sports
Forcing utf-8 decoding:
Sports - Voici la catégorie de sports
Server response header:
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 00:28:09 GMT
Server: Apache/2.2.19 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.19 OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/188.8.131.5235
Expires: Tue, 25 Jan 2000 12:00:00 GMT
Last-Modified: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 00:28:10 GMT
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