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Unicode in Python: Working With Character Encodings (Overview)

Python’s Unicode support is strong and robust, but it takes some time to master. There are many ways of encoding text into binary data, and in this course you’ll learn a bit of the history of encodings. You’ll also spend time learning the intricacies of Unicode, UTF-8, and how to use them when programming Python. You’ll practice with multiple examples and see how smooth working with text and binary data in Python can be!

By the end of this course, you’ll know:

  • What an encoding is
  • What ASCII is
  • How binary displays as octal and hex values
  • How UTF-8 encodes a code point
  • How to combine code points into a single glyph
  • Which built-in functions can help you


Sample Code (.zip)

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Course Slides (.pdf)

1.6 MB

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