CSS @charset Rules

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CSS @charset Rules

CSS @charset rule specifies the character encoding used in the style sheet.

Declaration Rules

The following rules must be followed while declaring @charset.

  • The @charset rule must be the first element in the style sheet and not be preceded by any character.
  • If several @charset rules are defined, only the first one is used.
  • The @charset rule cannot be used inside a style attribute (on an HTML element), or inside the <style> element where the character set of the HTML page is relevant.


@charset "utf-8"; body{ font-size: 17px; } h1{ color: green; }


In External Stylesheet

@charset "utf-8";


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