Changing character encoding in Safari

Safari sometimes reverts special characters (arrows, accented characters) on Wikipedia pages that I edit. Someone suggested that I try changing the character encoding to Unicode UTF-8. Is that somethign I can do and if so how?

Just so I’m not confused - you want to change the settings in Safari, right?

In Safari, click on Preferences, then the Appearances tab, then change the default in the drop down menu to UTF-8.

Done. That was easy. Now people won’t have to go back in and fix stuff.