How do I automate the removal of all non-ascii characters from my code?

Vlastimil Brom vlastimil.brom at
Tue Sep 13 15:33:00 CEST 2011

2011/9/13 ron <vacorama at>:
> Depending on the load, you can do something like:
> "".join([x for x in string if ord(x) < 128])
> It's worked great for me in cleaning input on webapps where there's a
> lot of copy/paste from varied sources.
> --
Well, for this kind of dirty "data cleaning" you may as well use e.g.

>>> u"äteöxt ÛÜÝ wiÉÊËÌthÞßà áânoûüýþn ASɔɕɖCɗɘəɚɛIɗɘəɚɛIεζ iηθιn жзbetийклweeჟრსn .ტუ..ფ".encode("ascii", "ignore").decode("ascii")
u'text  with non ASCII in between ...'


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