This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for the proper prefixes to use in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the spec changes.
TextEncoder interface represents an encoder for a specific method, that is a specific character encoding, like
gbk, ... An encoder takes a stream of code points as input and emits a stream of bytes. For a more scalable, non-native library, see
StringView – a C-like representation of strings based on typed arrays.
TextEncoder interface doesn't inherit any property.
- Is a
DOMStringcontaining the name of the encoder, that is a string describing the method the
- Returns a newly constructed
TextEncoderthat will generate a byte stream with the encoding method specified in parameters.
TextEncoder interface doesn't inherit any method.
- Returns a
Uint8Arraycontaining the text encoded with the method for this specific
The definition of 'TextEncoder' in that specification.
|Living Standard||Initial definition.|
|Feature||Chrome||Firefox (Gecko)||Internet Explorer||Opera||Safari (WebKit)|
|Basic support||38||19.0 (19.0) ||Not supported||25||Not supported|
|Available in Web Workers||38||20.0 (20.0)||Not supported||25||Not supported|
|Feature||Android||Firefox Mobile (Gecko)||Firefox OS||IE Phone||Opera Mobile||Safari Mobile|
|Basic support||Not supported||19.0 (19.0) ||1.0.1 (19.0)||Not supported||?||Not supported|
|Available in Web Workers||Not supported||20.0 (20.0)||1.0.1 (20.0)||Not supported||?||Not supported|
 An earlier, and slightly different, version of the specification was implemented in Firefox 18.