Originally Posted by dwanthny
2. When adding HTML files to calibre, you may need to tell calibre what encoding the files are in. To do this go to Preferences->Plugins->File Type plugins and customize the HTML2Zip plugin, telling it what encoding your HTML files are in. Now when you add HTML files to calibre they will be correctly processed. HTML files from different sources often have different encodings, so you may have to change this setting repeatedly...
The way I parse this is that when adding html I must tell Calibre what encoding it is in. Which is my original question: how do I determine what encoding to enter?
I'm getting rather frustrated. I think my command of the english language is sufficient to comprehend a FAQ...