Unicode is a wonderful system for supporting all the world's character sets - like Chinese, Russian and Arabic etc. - all on a single system and document. However, while UTF-8 is standard encoding, some systems still only support Latin encoding and can incorrectly display non-Latin characters. This tool lets you convert text into a form that can be pasted into any HTML document no matter which encoding is used. If the characters still do not display as intended, the browser is probably missing the necessary fonts.