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How to set my character coding to 'Western ISO-8859-1' permanently?

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I am having a REALLY annoying problem here. I want to set my character encoding to 'Western ISO-8859-1' permanently. I am able to successfully change it for a while but a couple of minutes barely pass and it reverts back to 'Unicode', even if I am on the same page and idle. I need immediate help here, as I am not able to do an urgent task that requires my encoding to be set at 'Western'.

I am having a REALLY annoying problem here. I want to set my character encoding to 'Western ISO-8859-1' permanently. I am able to successfully change it for a while but a couple of minutes barely pass and it reverts back to 'Unicode', even if I am on the same page and idle. I need immediate help here, as I am not able to do an urgent task that requires my encoding to be set at 'Western'.

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Go to Tools -> Options, click on the tab Content. In the group "Fonts & Colours" click the button Advanced. In the windows that pops up, set the Default Character Encoding to Western (ISO-8859-1).

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You can't. Firefox will switch the encoding to the value send by a web server in the HTTP response headers or if that is missing use a possible value set via the meta tag (e.g. <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">)

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My Default Character Encoding settings is already set to Western (ISO-8859-1)!

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I am working on entering data in my autoresponder, which requires the encoding to be set at western iso. I cannot fix my encoding permanently but not only temporarily. Is there any other alternative?

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C'mon guyz! Is there any way around? I need HELP immediately!

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You can try Content Preferences: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/4066