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Url decode UTF-8 in Python

Posted by: admin November 1, 2017 Leave a comment

Questions:

I have spent plenty of time as far as I am newbie in Python.
How could I ever decode such a URL:

example.com?title=%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%8F+%D0%B7%D0%B0%D1%89%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B0

to this one in python 2.7: example.com?title==правовая+защита

url=urllib.unquote(url.encode("utf8")) is returning something very ugly.

Still no solution, any help is appreciated.

Answers:

The data is UTF-8 encoded bytes escaped with URL quoting, so you want to decode:

url=urllib.unquote(url).decode('utf8') 

Demo:

>>> import urllib 
>>> url='example.com?title=%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%8F+%D0%B7%D0%B0%D1%89%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B0'
>>> urllib.unquote(url).decode('utf8') 
u'example.com?title=\u043f\u0440\u0430\u0432\u043e\u0432\u0430\u044f+\u0437\u0430\u0449\u0438\u0442\u0430'
>>> print urllib.unquote(url).decode('utf8')
example.com?title=правовая+защита

Questions:
Answers:

If you are using Python 3

>>> from urllib import parse
>>> parse.unquote("""example.com?title=%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%8F+%D0%B7%D0%B0%D1%89%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B0""")
'example.com?title=правовая+защита'