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@@ -57,11 +57,12 @@ Binary (`'binary'`).
* `'ascii'` - for 7 bit ASCII data only. This encoding method is very fast, and will
strip the high bit if set.
-* `'binary'` - for 8 bit binary data such as images.
* `'utf8'` - Unicode characters. Many web pages and other document formats use UTF-8.
+* `'binary'` - A legacy encoding. Used to store raw binary data in a string
+by only using the first 8 bits of every character. Don't use this.
### new Buffer(size)
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