If html/jsp contans some unmappable characters and user chooses - save in
UTF-8, the meta tag content is not modified, in general the info about the UTF-8 is not saved anywhere. So next file
opening causes the characters are loaded incorrectly by the original encoding. User CANNOT fix this in netbeans in an
elegant way (workaround=change project encoding to UTF-8 :-((( ). It looks like the right solution would be to comment
the original meta tag in the file and put the the UTF-8 encoding.
This old bug may not be relevant anymore. If you can still reproduce it in 8.2 development builds please reopen this issue.
Thanks for your cooperation,
NetBeans IDE 8.2 Release Boss