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: 4.06 (275)
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
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  • Works perfectly for Korean (EUC-KR)
  • Convenient for displaying old-fashioned websites with automatic encoding
  • Can change encoding easily
  • Not working for some users
  • Causing errors on certain websites
  • Issues with page encoding and newline characters
Most mentioned
  • Not working
  • Can't apply decoding
  • Chrome version
  • Works perfectly for Korean (EUC-KR)
Recent reviews
перестало работать больше года назад, все надеялся, что починят, но видимо не судьба
by Chikodze M Chikodze M, 2019-09-26

Just works. Simple and useful.
by wasternne wasternne, 2019-03-19

안녕하세요. 언제부터인지 모르겠는데 디코딩 적용이 불가한데 크롬 버전 때문인지 사유를 알 수 있을까요? hello. Since I don't know when, I can't apply the decoding, can you tell me if it's because of the chrome version?
by H D.S H D.S, 2024-07-18
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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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