[Tutor] pythonic ascii decoding!

eryk sun eryksun at gmail.com
Mon Jul 31 19:13:51 EDT 2017

On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 3:39 PM, bruce <badouglas at gmail.com> wrote:
> So, is there a quick/dirty approach I can use to simply strip out the
> "non-ascii" chars. I know, this might not be the "best/pythonic" way,
> and that it might result in loss of some data/chars, but I can live
> with it for now.

Ignore or replace the non-ASCII characters. For example:

    >>> print 's\xffp\xffa\xffm'.decode('ascii', 'ignore')
    >>> print 's\xffp\xffa\xffm'.decode('ascii', 'replace')

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