Set Character Encoding

Set Character Encoding

Provide right-click menu to manually set character encoding for web pages.

Set Character Encoding
What is Set Character Encoding?
'Set Character Encoding' is a user-friendly Chrome extension that allows users to manually set the character encoding of any webpage. It provides you with a right-click menu where you can select the desired character set, which will automatically be applied to all pages on the same site. Additionally, it supports encoding of local files. The extension modifies HTTP response headers to override the original character set, thus requiring certain permissions during installation. It is continually updated to stay compatible with Chrome updates.
By: BitLab
Users: 300,000+
Rating: 4.09 (270)
Version: 1.0.0 (Last updated: 2024-06-03)
Creation date: 2019-02-24
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • tabs
  • scripting
  • contextMenus
  • storage
  • declarativeNetRequestWithHostAccess
Host permissions:
  • <all_urls>
Size: 158.72K
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Right-click at somewhere on web page to manually set character encoding. The selected character set will automatically apply to all pages on the same site. Select "Use page default" to cancel it. This extension modifies http response headers to override original character set, so when installing Chrome will say "it can read and change all your data on the websites you visit". Just let it go because that is exactly how it works. Starting from V0.4, it supports changing encoding of local files, but you need check 'Allow access to file URLs' in extension manage page. Starting from Chrome 72, old versions will stop working because new Chrome requires extensions to request for extra permission to modify response header. Please use V0.51 or later. To anybody who reports "not working", please share the URL of the page that is not working. We will try our best to make it work for you.

User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Restores the function, removed by Google
  • Functional with older sites and different encodings
  • Works perfectly for specific encodings like Korean (EUC-KR)
  • Simple and convenient to use
  • Works well in specific browsers like Cent Browser
  • Automatically reverts to 'use page default', causes issues with encoding
  • Lacks certain encoding options like ISO-8859-1 and euc-cn
  • Some bugs reported, like interference with specific websites
  • Ineffective on ftp file system
  • Can cause errors in certain contexts, for example with the Oracle Cloud Console
Most mentioned
  • Not working or ineffective in certain cases
  • Can automatically revert to default encoding options
  • Missing or desired encoding types, such as ISO-8859-1 or euc-cn
  • Causes features on other sites to break or not display properly
  • Compatible and works well with certain browsers
Recent reviews
chrome version 126.0.6478.57 or 125 the same When I open txt log file (://doman/log.txt) and set page encoding, it will become html mode so my newline (\n) become to one line, can it be fixed ? :(
by Sabar Anubis Sabar Anubis, 2024-06-12

by Kevin Hsu Kevin Hsu, 2024-04-11

71.0.3578.98 version isn't useful
by A Google user, 2019-03-11
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Risk impact

Set Character Encoding 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 extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Set Character Encoding if you trust the publisher.

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