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Character encoding in with JSON and PYTHON

I was data scraping the other day and saving the output to a JSON file, but the text in one of the entries was coming out wrong. Instead of “Antal Dovcs√°k”, it was coming out as “Antal Dovcs\u00e1k” instead. For context, my code looked something like this: And the output was this… After some googling […]

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Coding and Decoding urls – Python

Url addresses can’t have special characters, so some of these are encoded. An example would be a url that contains spaces, such as Which then gets encoded to More on url encoding here: http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_urlencode.asp What this means is that if we want to have a list of addresses which have url, you may end up […]