HTML a charset Attribute


Use of the charset attribute in a link:
<a charset="UTF-8" href="">Visit!</a>

Definition and Usage

The charset attribute specifies the character encoding of the target URL.
The default character-set for modern browsers is ISO-8859-1.


<a charset="character_set">

Syntax Example

<a charset="ISO-8859-1">

Attribute Values

Value Description
character_set The character encoding of the target URL.Common values:
  • UTF-8 - Character encoding for Unicode
  • ISO-8859-1 - Character encoding for the Latin alphabet
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, go to our Character sets reference.
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