UTF-8 percentage encoding and python
Your file has to encode your string as
utf-8 before quoting it, and the string should be unicode. Also you have to specify the appropriate file encoding for your source file in the
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*- import urllib s = u'î' print urllib.quote(s.encode('utf-8'))
Gives me the output:
That is because you're not declaring the encoding your file is using, so Python is inferring it from your current
locale configuration. I'll suggest you to do this:
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*- import urllib mystring = "î" print urllib.quote(mystring) print urllib.quote_plus(mystring)
And also make sure your
file.py is getting saved to disk with
For me that yields:
$python ex.py %C3%AE %C3%AE
Couple of caveats. If your trying this from the interpreter, the
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*- won't work if your console encoding isn't
utf-8. Instead, you should change it to whatever encoding your console is using:
# -*- coding: (encoding here) -*-.
Then, you should decode your string into
decode method and passing it the the encoding name your console is using as argument:
mystring = "î".decode('<your encoding>')
And later pass it to
urllib encoded as
print urllib.quote(mystring.encode('utf-8')) print urllib.quote_plus(mystring.encode('utf-8'))
Hope this helps!
user1379351 4 months
I'm trying to get python to give me percent encoded strings. The API I'm interacting with (which I think is using percent encoded UTF-8), gives %c3%ae for î. However, python's urllib.quote gives %3F.
import urllib mystring = "î" print urllib.quote(mystring) print urllib.quote_plus(mystring) print urllib.quote(mystring.encode('utf-8'))
Any help appreciated.
Viktor Kerkez about 9 yearsAre you sure that your script is saved as
user1379351 about 9 yearsNope, was in ANSI. Thanks!
user1379351 about 9 yearsThanks. File was ANSI, hence the problem.
LucasB about 5 yearsNote that in Python3 this will be
import urllib.parseand then