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Using Unicode

Python 3 stores data as either a string or a byte. In this lesson, you’ll practice with encode() and decode(), which allow you to convert between the two. You’ll also start to work with Unicode and learn the difference between an encoding and a code point. Unicode specifies code points for characters but not their encodings. There are several different ways of encoding Unicode. UTF-8 is the most common and is the default in Python 3.

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