HTML form accept-charset Attribute

Definition and Usage

The accept-charset attribute specifies the different character encoding sets the form application will process correctly.


<form accept-charset="character_sets">

Syntax Example

<form accept-charset="ISO-8859-1">

Attribute Values

Value Description
character_sets A comma-separated list of character set types accepted by the form processing server. Most common charset values:
  • UTF-8 - UTF-8 is character encoding for Unicode. Can represent any character in the Unicode standard and is compatible with ASCII.
  • ISO-8859-1 - Standard character encoding of the Latin alphabet
In theory, any character encoding that has been registered with IANA 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.

Browser Support

The attribute is supported in all major browsers.


<form action="demo_charset.asp" 
First name: 
<input type="text" name="FirstName"
 value="Harry" />
<br />
Last name:
<input type="text" name="LastName" 
value="potter" />
<br />
<input type="submit" value="Submit" />
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