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Decode a byte string.

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MBS( "Text.DecodeFromBytes"; text { ; Encoding } )   More

(old name: String.DecodeFromBytes)


Parameter Description Example value
text The text to process. "65 66 67"
Encoding Optional
The text encoding for result.
Default is native. This function can also handle UTF-16 as well as UTF-16LE and UTF-16BE for little/big endian byte order.
Possible encoding names: ANSI, Arabic-Mac, Arabic-Win, Baltic-Win, CentralEurope-Mac, ChineseSimp-Mac, ChineseSimp-Win, ChineseTrad-Mac, ChineseTrad-Win, Cyrillic-Mac, Cyrillic-Win, EasternEurope-Win, Greek-Mac, Greek-Win, Hebrew-Mac, Hebrew-Win, ISO-8859-1, ISO-8859-2, ISO-8859-3, ISO-8859-4, ISO-8859-5, ISO-8859-6, ISO-8859-7, ISO-8859-8, ISO-8859-9, ISO-8859-15, Korean-Johab, Korean-Mac, Korean-Win, Latin1, Mac, Native, ShiftJIS-Mac, ShiftJIS-Win, Turkish-Mac, Turkish-Win, UTF-8, DOS or Windows. Pass native to use the native encoding of the current platform.


Returns decoded text.


Decode a byte string.
A byte string here is a text string with byte numbers like this: "65 66 67" which as text would be "ABC".


Decode Hex as UTF-8:

MBS( "Text.DecodeFromBytes"; "65 66 67"; "utf8" )

Example result: "ABC"

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 11st December 2016

Text.DecodeFromBase64URL   -   Text.DecodeFromHTML

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