Google Chrome, like almost every web browser in recent memory, used to have an option to change the character encoding for the webpage being viewed by going to
Encoding (or some similar location). This is extraordinarily useful in case the website misrepresents its encoding in its headers, or, failing to do so, Chrome mistakenly detects the encoding of the page.
However, it seems as though in recent versions of Chrome, this option to manually override the character encoding is… missing. Either missing, or moved somewhere very obscure, because I cannot find it anywhere.
I'm currently looking at a mojibake-filled webpage in what I presume should be Russian, which is entirely unreadable and unusable because Chrome is mistakenly rendering it with the wrong character encoding.
How can I change the character encoding for a webpage in Google Chrome?
Edit: For reference, I'm on
Version 55.0.2883.87 m, and the encoding option is flat-out missing from the
Unfortunately… a Christmas-box from Google Chrome: Chrome encoding options gone?: