Returns the character encoding of the current document.
var string = document.characterSet;
<button onclick="alert(document.characterSet);">Show character set</button> // returns document's character set, such as "ISO-8859-1" or "UTF-8"
The character encoding is the character set used for rendering the document, which may be different from the encoding specified by the page (the user can override the encoding).
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