I don't see an appropriate forum to ask this, so I have to ask it here. I recently changed from the cPanel "x2" to the "x3" type theme/layout for my main website. Among the differences, in the "Legacy File Manager" area when you open any page it asks about the encoding you want to use. (This does not happen with the x2 theme). It then selects or guesses on the encoding and you can go with that, or select another from a REALLY LONG list in a drop-down menu. (I found out that prompt can be bypassed by changing a setting in the current non-legacy File Manager). But the options are still there if you want to change encoding. Also once the page is opened and you go to edit it, at the top is also the drop-down menu about the encoding which you can choose when saving the page changes.
So here's what I don't understand. All of my .html pages were created the same way, either in Notepad or Metapad, basic text. So why is it the detected encoding is so different for my .html pages? Here's a list of the encodings for few I opened to check this:
Again, these are all the same basic .html types of webpages. Now I would have thought all of them would be "us-ascii". But as you can see, they are not. There may be even more encoding types. How did they get this way? Does it really make any difference, or should I re-save all the pages as us-ascii? Is there any search engine advantages by using one type of encoding or the same encoding for all pages?
BTW, I tried changing one of the "big5" detected pages to the us-ascii option and it would not take! It kept going back to "big5". And, the type of fonts you see in the edit window (which displays the source code) are totally different for this "big5". All the other types are shown as the same font, but "big5" looks rather "scrunched up". (The fonts people see on the webpages, all look the same and as they should).