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HTML <script> charset Attribute

HTML script Tag Reference HTML <script> tag

Example

An external JavaScript with an UTF-8 character set:

<script src="myscripts.js" charset="UTF-8"></script>

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Browser Support

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The charset attribute is supported in all major browsers.


Definition and Usage

The charset attribute specifies the character encoding used in an external script file.

The charset attribute is used when the character encoding in an external script file differs from the encoding in the HTML document.


Tips and Notes

Note: The charset attribute is only for external scripts (can only be used if the src attribute is present).


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

NONE.


Syntax

<script charset="charset">

Attribute Values

Value Description
charset Specifies the character encoding of an external script file.

Some common values:

  • "ISO-8859-1" - Standard encoding for the Latin alphabet
  • "UTF-8" - Character encoding for Unicode. Compatible with ASCII

Look at our Character-sets reference for a complete list of character sets.



HTML script Tag Reference HTML <script> tag

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