[Tutor] latin-1 to unicode in python

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Wed Aug 2 21:30:26 CEST 2006

anil maran wrote:
> Unicode?
> im getting this error:
> invalid byte sequence for encoding "UTF8": 0x92
> since the db is not handling latin-1 and is set to use UTF8 how do i 
> handle this

If you have a latin-1 string and you want utf-8, convert it to Unicode 
and then to utf-8 using decode() and encode():

In [1]: s='\x92'

In [3]: s.decode('latin-1').encode('utf-8')
Out[3]: '\xc2\x92'


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