Originally Posted by pholy
UTF-8 not only works, it is required. You can't avoid UTF-8 if you work with epub files.
Sorry -- I'm confused (not a surprise, I know). Still not really sure what UTF is (a way to display characters?)
This document, even with ’ as an apostrophe, and “ as a right quote, displays just fine as HTML, Epub, and as a Mobi.
So just leave it in? Doing a search and replace -- I'm always hesitant to do that on a document-wide basis because I never know what weird exception I'm going to get buried in the text.