OK, here's a bare page. No css, no images. It's a default CS2 page.
The head section looks like this, adding spaces:
< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
< html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
< meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=utf-8" />
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The above characters look exactly the same in source code as they do on the page.
In case you can't see anything, I typed a line of pound signs - that's British pound, not the hash mark - then a row of curly apostrophes, then a row of en-dashes.
Let's see what happens when I upload .....