Modify the default encoding for the website

  • Charset
  • Charset
What is Charset?
Charset is an Edge extension tool aimed at improving your web browsing experience. Leveraging this tool, users can manually modify the default encoding for websites, which is particularly useful for websites configured incorrectly where the browser cannot accurately determine the encoding used. This resolves the issue of websites displaying garbled characters. Originally designed for websites primarily scripted in Chinese and English, it now comes with extensive language support. In addition, the extension records and pins the three most recently used encodings and supports setting default encoding for all pages.
Rating: 4.60 (8)
Version: 0.5.4 (Last updated: 2020-07-15)
Creation date: 2020-07-15
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • <all_urls>
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • contextMenus
  • tabs
Size: 55.59K
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Due to the low frequency of use, Chromium-based browsers removed the ability to manually set the webpage encoding after version 55. However, on some websites that are configured incorrectly, the new browser cannot accurately determine the encoding used, which causes the website to display garbled characters.

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User reviews
Sehr hilfreich um fehlkonfigurierte Webseiten zu reparieren.
by Gerrit, 2021-01-10

perfect plugins, thx the author. solve my charset question!!!!!!! very nice!!!
by moone, 2020-07-23

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Risk impact

Charset is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Charset if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Charset has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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