In this tutorial, we are going to have a look at python's
ascii() library method that returns a readable version of any object. This is a very simple and easy to learn function which can be very useful at times.
ascii() method in python returns a string containing printable representation (readable version) of an object (String, Tuple, List etc.). And all the non-ascii characters in the string are replaced using escape characters.
ë is converted to
\xeb by the
ascii(object) # object can be String, Dictionary, List, Tuple etc.
An important point to note here is that this method takes only one parameter i.e it can be
String or a
Tuple or a
List or any other object.
Lets see some more examples for this function with different types of objects.
For the example below, we have added a few special characters to our string,
str = "S T Û D Y T Ó Ñ I G H T" print (ascii(str))
'S T \xdb D Y T \xd3 \xd1 I G H T'
For the example below, we have added a few special characters to our list,
list1 = ['Á', 'Ê', 'Õ', 'Ü'] print (ascii(list1))
['\xc1', '\xca', '\xd5', '\xdc']
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