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This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The TextEncoder.encoding read-only property returns a DOMString containing the name of the encoding algorithm used by the specific encoder.

It can only have the following value 'utf-8'.


b = encoder.encoding;


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'TextEncoder.encoding' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 38 19.0 (19.0) [1] No support 25 No support
Available in Web Workers 38 20.0 (20.0) No support 25 No support
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support 19.0 (19.0) [1] 1.0.1 (19.0) No support ? No support
Available in Web Workers No support 20.0 (20.0) 1.0.1 (20.0) No support ? No support

[1] An earlier, and slightly different, version of the specification was implemented in Firefox 18.

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