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TextDecoder interface represents a decoder for a specific method, that is a specific character encoding, like
gbk, ... A decoder takes a stream of bytes as input and emits a stream of code points. For a more scalable, non-native library, see
StringView – a C-like representation of strings based on typed arrays.
TextDecoder interface doesn't inherit any properties.
- Is a
DOMStringcontaining the name of the decoder, that is a string describing the method the
- Is a
Booleanindicating whether the error mode is fatal.
- Is a
Booleanindicating whether the byte order marker is ignored.
- Returns a newly constructed
TextDecoderthat will generate a code point stream with the decoding method specified in parameters.
TextDecoder interface doesn't inherit any method.
- Returns a
DOMStringcontaining the text decoded with the method of the specific
The definition of 'TextDecoder' in that specification.
|Living Standard||Initial definition.|
|Feature||Chrome||Firefox (Gecko)||Internet Explorer||Opera||Safari (WebKit)|
|Basic support||38.0||19.0 (19.0) ||Not supported||25||Not supported|
|Available in Web Workers||38.0||20.0 (20.0)||Not supported||25||Not supported|
|Feature||Android||Android Webview||Firefox Mobile (Gecko)||Firefox OS||IE Phone||Opera Mobile||Safari Mobile||Chrome for Android|
|Basic support||Not supported||38.0||19.0 (19.0) ||1.0.1 (19.0)||Not supported||?||Not supported||38.0|
|Available in Web Workers||Not supported||38.0||20.0 (20.0)||1.0.1 (20.0)||Not supported||?||Not supported||38.0|
 An earlier, and slightly different, version of the specification was implemented in Firefox 18.