TextEncoder.prototype.encode()

The TextEncoder.prototype.encode() method takes a USVString as input, and returns a Uint8Array containing the text given in parameters encoded with the specific method for that TextEncoder object.

Syntax

b1 = encoder.encode(string);

Parameters

string
Is a USVString containing the text to encode.

Return value

A Uint8Array object.

Examples

<p class="source">This is a sample paragraph.</p>
<p class="result">Encoded result: </p>
const sourcePara = document.querySelector('.source');
const resultPara = document.querySelector('.result');
const string = sourcePara.textContent;

const textEncoder = new TextEncoder();

let encoded = textEncoder.encode(string);
resultPara.textContent += encoded;

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Encoding
The definition of 'TextEncoder.prototype.encode()' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
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Experimental
Chrome Full support 38Edge No support NoFirefox Full support 19
Full support 19
Full support 18
Notes
Notes Firefox 18 implemented an earlier and slightly different version of the specification.
IE No support NoOpera Full support 25Safari Full support 10.1WebView Android Full support 38Chrome Android Full support 38Firefox Android Full support 19
Full support 19
Full support 18
Notes
Notes Firefox 18 implemented an earlier and slightly different version of the specification.
Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support 10.3Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.

See also