Specify the character encoding for the HTML document:
The charset attribute is supported in all major browsers.
The charset attribute specifies the character encoding for the HTML document.
Tip: The charset attribute can be locally overridden using the lang attribute on any element.
The charset attribute is new in HTML5, and replaces the need for: <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
Specifying the character-set using the http-equiv attribute is still allowed, but the new
way requires less code.
|character_set||Specifies the character encoding for the HTML document.
In theory, any character encoding can be used, but no browser understands all of them. The more widely a character encoding is used, the better the chance that a browser will understand it.To view all available character encodings, look at IANA character sets.
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