HTML Decoder

Decode text or a file from HTML-encoded text, using just your browser. View the decoded value or download it as a file. (You can use our client-side HTML encoder to try it out!)

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This decoder runs entirely in the browser—it does not send any data to any server for decoding. Learn more.
What is HTML Decoding?

HTML Encoding is a way of ensuring text will be accurately shown by a browser.

The process of ‘HTML decoding’ involves undoing a previous ‘HTML encoding’, replacing particular ‘escape sequence’ of characters with their normal representation.

Wikipedia has a good expalanation of character encodings and how some characters should be represented in HTML.

Load the HTML data to decode from a file, then press the ‘Decode’ button:


Alternatively, type or paste in the text you want to HTML–decode, then press the ‘Decode’ button.