character encode


The only thing that can come before an @import statement in a CSS stylesheet is an @charset statement.


@charset statement specifies the character encoding used by the stylesheet.


The following code demonstrates how to specify the UTF-8 encoding.


	      	@charset  "UTF-8";
			@import "styles.css";
			span  {
			    border: medium black dashed;
			    padding:  10px;
			}
	      

If you don't specify a type of character encoding, the browser will use the encoding specified in the HTML document that loaded the stylesheet.


If there is no encoding specified for the HTML document, UTF-8 will be used by default.