Which character encodings does Mobile Safari support?

I'd like a list that I can verify, if possible.

Is it a different list to Desktop Safari? (where they're listed as part of the View menu)

  • I don't think you will ever find a list. I've not heard anyone report a standard encoding which is not supported when appropriately signaled in the charset= source code. If you find one I'd be very interested. There is no support for non-standard ascii encodings of Indic or other scripts which require a custom font to be installed. Whether that includes legacy dingbat and symbol font ascii encodings I'm not sure. Mar 16, 2015 at 5:04
  • A while ago (2010) Hebrew character encoding was not supported on iOS but was on Mac OS X. That is, old web pages that use character encoding ISO 8859-8. Pre-dating UTF-8. I need to look into whether that's different today. Mar 16, 2015 at 9:02
  • Here is a simple test page in iso 8859-8 (logical order), seems to work. dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/46870715/s/h8.html (Shifted first line is just different css setting). Mar 16, 2015 at 16:01
  • This page amusement-center.com/project/aiky/origin/papapa3/index.html uses charset=EUC_JP which is not recognised automatically by Safari. Mar 16, 2015 at 16:14
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    None of my OS X browsers recognize it either, probably because of the author's hyphen typo: It should be EUC-JP instead of EUC_JP. Mar 16, 2015 at 17:05


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