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Putting Unicode characters in JSON

On Fri, 23 Mar 2018 07:09:50 +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:

>> I was reading though, that JSON files must be encoded with UTF-8.  So
>> should I be doing string.decode('latin-1').encode('utf-8')?  Or does
>> the json module do that for me when I give it a unicode object?
> Reconfigure your MySQL database to use UTF-8. There is no reason to use
> Latin-1 in the database.

You don't know that. You don't know what technical, compatibility, policy 
or historical constraints are on the database.

> If that isn't an option, make sure your JSON files are pure ASCII, which
> is the common subset of UTF-8 and Latin-1.

And that's utterly unnecessary, since any character which can be stored 
in the Latin-1 MySQL database can be stored in the Unicode JSON.