How to unencode a string

Stephen Fairchild somebody at
Fri Aug 28 00:16:14 CEST 2009

jakecjacobson 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/

import urllib
print urllib.unquote("Word1%20Word2%20Word3")
Stephen Fairchild

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