How to unencode a string

Chris Rebert clp2 at rebertia.com
Thu Aug 27 23:49:50 CEST 2009


On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 2:10 PM, jakecjacobson<jakecjacobson at gmail.com> wrote:
> This seems like a real simple newbie question but how can a person
> unencode a string?  In Perl I use something like: "$part=~ s/\%([A-Fa-
> f0-9]{2})/pack('C', hex($1))/seg;"
>
> If I have a string like Word1%20Word2%20Word3 I want to get Word1
> Word2 Word3.  Would also like to handle special characters like '",(){}
> [] etc/

Use the `uu` module together with the `stringio` module:
http://docs.python.org/library/uu.html
http://docs.python.org/library/stringio.html

Not sure about special character handling though.

Cheers,
Chris
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