Universal JavaScript Encoding Transformations Toolkit

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import dashkiteBake from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@dashkite/bake';



Universal JavaScript Encoding Transformations Toolkit

"bake" (pronounced "bah-keh") is the romaji representation of a Japanese word meaning "change" or "tranform". This name is also a playful reference to mojibake, describing character encoding failures that result in unintended transformations.


npm i @dashkite/bake


bake is designed around standard JavaScript interfaces, so you can use it freely in the browser or Node.js environments. And while DashKite writes with CoffeeScript, and that's what you'll see in examples, bake is published as transpiled JavaScript.

import { convert } from "@dashkite/bake"

string = "I choose to see the beauty."

message = convert from: "utf8", to: "base64", string

# mesage is as follows
# SSBjaG9vc2UgdG8gc2VlIHRoZSBiZWF1dHku



convert (specification, data) -> transformedData

convert accepts a specification and some data to work with. It will read the from and to properties of the specification and output transformedData for you, if it knows how.

The specification is an obect with the properties:

  • from: The starting format of data
  • to: The desired format of transformedData

Available Formats

  • base16 / hex
  • base36
  • base64
  • base64url / safe-base64
  • bytes
  • json
  • utf8
  • uri

Format Notes

  • base64url / safe-base64 is based on RFC 4648's "base64url" mapping.
  • base36 is less common than base64 and base16, but it's a useful format. Like base64, this format has the advantage of compact expression, but base36 is always URL-safe and uses only lower-case, making it attractive for identifiers.
  • bytes refers to an instance of Uint8Array
  • json refers to JSON string encoding as applied to UTF8 strings. Do not use this to generally stringify data structures.
  • uri refers to encodeURI as appied to UTF8 strings.