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Decode a hex string.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Text 2.4 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "Text.DecodeFromHex"; text { ; Encoding } )   More

(old name: String.DecodeFromHex)


Parameter Description Example Flags
text The text to process. "48656C6C6F20576F726C64"
Encoding 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, ISO-8859-1, Latin1, Mac, Native, UTF-8, DOS, Hex, Base64 or Windows. More listed in the FAQ.
"UTF-8" Optional


Returns decoded text.


Decode a hex string.


Decode Hex as UTF-8:

MBS( "Text.DecodeFromHex"; "48656C6C6F20576F726C64"; "utf8" )

Example result: Hello World

Fix encoding of a string:

MBS("Text.DecodeFromHex"; MBS("Text.EncodeToHex"; "<string>Eine Möbel-Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H</string>"; "Native"); "UTF-8")

Example result: <string>Eine Möbel-Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H</string>

Decode emojis:

MBS( "Text.DecodeFromHex"; "F09F8D8E20F09F8D9320F09F8D92"; "UTF-8" )

Example result: 🍎 🍓 🍒

See also

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 31st January 2023

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