lucy24 - 1:15 am on Apr 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
In particular: If you put the charset line before the <title> you don't have to revert to entities for any non-ASCII content. (Took me a while to figure this out.) Unless of course your target audience includes lots of people using MS-- Whoops! I mean, of course, antiquated* browsers.
* I don't know when MSIE learned how to read the "charset" declaration, but it's embarrassingly recent.