[Tutor] String encoding

Prasad, Ramit ramit.prasad at jpmorgan.com
Fri Aug 26 17:49:22 CEST 2011

>In this case, the encoding is almost certainly "latin-1".  I know that
>from playing around at the interactive interpreter, like this:
> >>> s = 'M\xc9XICO'
> >>> print s.decode('latin-1')
>If you want to see charts of various encodings, wikipedia has a bunch.
> For instance, the Latin-1 encoding is here:
>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO/IEC_8859-1 and UTF-8 is here:

Yep, it is. Thanks those charts are exactly what I wanted! Now I have another question. What is the difference between what print shows and what the interpreter shows?

>>> print s.decode('latin-1')
>>> s.decode('latin-1')
>>> print repr(s)
>>> repr(s)


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