Text Encoding no longer available in the Firefox menu panel

The Text Encoding menu item was removed from the Firefox menu Fx89MenuButton panel in Firefox version 89. Instead, you can use the Menu bar, when the Menu bar is enabled, by clicking View and selecting Repair Text EncodingText Encoding from the drop-down menu. You can press and release the Alt key to temporarily show the Menu bar.

Fx90View-TextEncoding Fx91View-RepairTextEncoding
Note: On most modern pages, the Repair Text EncodingText Encoding menu item will be greyed-out because character encoding changes are not supported.

Firefox version 91 introduces a new "Repair Text Encoding" feature. There is no longer a sub-menu with a list of encoding choices. When the Repair Text Encoding menu item is activated and you click on it, Firefox will automatically change the text encoding based on page content, when this is possible. See this article for more information.

You can view what text encoding in used on the page in the General tab of Page Info window. (To open the Page Info window, go to the Menu barenable the Menu bar, click Tools and select Page Info from the drop-down menu).

Tip: You can also customize your Firefox toolbar to add a Repair Text EncodingText Encoding button:

  1. Click on the menu button Fx57MenuFx89menuButton, then click Customize…Customize Toolbar…More tools and select Customize Toolbar….
    • A special tab will open, where you can drag and drop items in or out of the overflow menu and the toolbar.
  2. Drag theRepair Text EncodingText Encoding button to the toolbar.
  3. Click Done.

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