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  • Last Updated : 31 May, 2022

The HTML <script>charset Attribute is used to specifies the character encoding used in an external script. 


<script charset="charset">

Note: HTML <script>charset Attribute is not supported by HTML5.

Attribute Values: It contains the value charset which specifies the character encoding for the external scripts.

  • “ISO-8859-1”: It is used to specify the Standard encoding for the Latin alphabet.
  • “UTF-8”: It is used to specify the Character encoding for Unicode. Compatible with ASCII.

Example: This Example illustrates the use of charset Attribute in script Element. 


<!DOCTYPE html>
      script tag
        body {
            text-align: center;
        h1 {
            color: green;
      HTML charset Attribute in
      &lt;script&gt; Element
    <p id="Geeks"></p>
    <script charset="UTF-8">
        document.getElementById("Geeks").innerHTML =
            "Hello GeeksforGeeks!";

Output :


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by HTML <script>Charset Attribute are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari
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