[Tutor] urllib.urlencode and unicode strings

Jon Crump jjcrump at myuw.net
Fri May 18 21:13:43 CEST 2007


Thanks so much. It's easy when you know how. Now that I know, I only need 
the encode('utf-8') step since geopy does the urlencode step.

On Thu, 17 May 2007, Kent Johnson wrote:

> It's two steps. First convert to utf-8, then urlencode:
>>>> c = u'\xe2'
>>>> c
> u'\xe2'
>>>> c.encode('utf-8')
> '\xc3\xa2'
>>>> import urllib
>>>> urllib.quote(c.encode('utf-8'))
> '%C3%A2'
> Kent

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