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HTML <form> accept-charset Attribute

❮ HTML <form> tag


A form with an accept-charset attribute:

<form action="/action_page.php" accept-charset="utf-8">
  <label for="fname">First name:</label>
  <input type="text" id="fname" name="fname"><br><br>
  <input type="submit" value="Submit">
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Definition and Usage

The accept-charset attribute specifies the character encodings that are to be used for the form submission. 

Browser Support

accept-charset Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


<form accept-charset="character_set">

Attribute Values

Value Description
character_set A space-separated list of one or more character encodings that are to be used for the form submission.

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.

❮ HTML <form> tag