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Web TextEncoder API | TextEncoder encoding property

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  • Last Updated : 20 Aug, 2019
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In HTML there is a TextEncoder Interface which has a property encoding which tells us about the encoding algorithm used by the encoder. It can only have the value that is utf-8.


var b = encoder.encoding;

Return Value: It returns the name of the encoding algorithm.


<!DOCTYPE html>
        Web TextEncoder API | TextEncoder
        encoding property
<body style="text-align:center;">
    <h1 style="color:green;"
    <h3>Web TextEncoder API | TextEncoder encoding property</h3>
    <button onclick="getTextEncoder ();">
        Get encoding
    <p id='TextEncoder'></p>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function getTextEncoder() {
            const encoder = new TextEncoder()
            var geeks = encoder.encoding;
                        = geeks;


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Supported Browsers: The browser supported by TextEncoder encoding property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 38
  • Firefox 19
  • Opera 25
  • Safari 10.1

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