json decode issue

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Thu Jul 14 21:20:20 CEST 2011

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.

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