Putting Unicode characters in JSON
On 2018-03-23, Richard Damon <Richard at Damon-Family.org> wrote:
> One comment on this whole argument, the original poster asked how to get
> data from a database that WAS using Latin-1 encoding into JSON (which
> wants UTF-8 encoding) and was asking if something needed to be done
> beyond using .decode('Latin-1'), and in particular if they need to use a
> .encode('UTF-8'). The answer should be a simple Yes or No.
> Instead, someone took the opportunity to advocate that a wholesale
> change to the database was the only reasonable course of action.
Well, this is (somewhat) Usenet, where the most common answer to "How
do I do X?" is usually "X is stupid. You don't want to do X. You
should do Y." This is generally followed by somebody proposing Z
instead of Y and a long debate about the relative merits of Y and Z.
One learns to either justify X or just ingore the subthreads about Y
and Z. Except sometimes the answer _is_ that you really don't want to
do X, and probably should do Y or Z.
Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards Yow! Oh my GOD -- the
at SUN just fell into YANKEE