Thanks to the guys who answered in private (but do answer to the list next time!) I had to comment out this line: AddDefaultCharset on in httpd.conf, so now Apache will not force ISO-8851-1. I understand there's a security issue involved (http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2000-02.html), but we do trust the people who will be writing the webpages enough. Again, thanks. J.