Encoding test

You can give this page an encoding of your choice in four different ways, by putting parameters in the URI here. You can use 0..8 for a Windows character set from 1250 to 1258, or u for UTF-8.

Modify the HTTP header?h; for instance, ?h=0 for Windows-1250
Put a UTF-8 BOM on top?b=u (UTF-8 only)
Use an XML declaration?x; for instance, ?x=1 for Windows-1251
Use a meta charset element?m; for instance, ?m=u for UTF-8

And you can combine these, e.g. ?h=3&m=4 that will put Windows-1253 in the HTTP header, but Windows-1254 in the meta element. Then see which one wins.

Now this file contains two bytes with hex values DE 83, which comes out as

ރin UTF-8
�in Windows-1250
Юѓin Windows-1251
Þƒin Windows-1252
ήƒin Windows-1253
ރin Windows-1254
�ƒin Windows-1255

Here: ރ