Create the Meta Charset Tag on an HTML5 Web Page
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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to choose the correct character set, or "charset", for your HTML5 document that meets the most widely applicable standard.
- 8Character sets are spelled out as "charset". Type "charset" and then an equals sign, "=". Then add a double quotation mark symbol and enter in the most commonly, most widely used character set. This is "utf-8". Close with another double quotation mark symbol, and then close the meta tag with the right-pointing arrow.Enter in the character set.
- 9The entire line should read, "<meta charset="utf‐8">". That's it. Meta. Charset. UTF of 8. This tells our web browser that we are using the standard UTF-8 character set. Now, there is a UTF-16, and there are a number of other character sets that may be in use on a page. For example, they may be used if the page is using different languages, or certain types of uncommon characters. However, as a general rule, this is what we would use on every single web page that we make, unless there is a custom reason why we wouldn't.Proofread the line.
- 14If you have additional questions, comments, or suggestions, do please let us know in the section below. Thanks for watching VisiHow. Have a great day.This concludes our tutorial on setting the proper charset or character set for your HTML5 document.Advertisement
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