json decode issue

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Jul 14 16:03:03 EDT 2011

On 7/14/2011 3:20 PM, MRAB wrote:
> On 14/07/2011 18:22, Miki Tebeka wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> I'm trying to decode JSON output of a Java program (jackson) and
>> having some issues.
>> The cause of the problem is the following snippet:
>> {
>> "description": "... lives\uMOVE™ OFFERS ",
>> }
>> Which causes ValueError: Invalid \uXXXX escape.
>> Any ideas on how to fix this?
> Is that valid JSON? If not, you'll either need to fix the program which
> generated it (or report it as a bug), or pre-process the JSON to
> correct the error, if you know what it should be.

If you delete or double the backslash in that one particular spot, the 
string will parse, even if it is not correct.

Terry Jan Reedy

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