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Putting Unicode characters in JSON


On Sun, Mar 25, 2018 at 3:35 AM, Peter J. Holzer <hjp-python at hjp.at> wrote:
> On 2018-03-24 11:21:09 +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> If the database has been configured to use UTF-8 (as mentioned, that's
>> "utf8mb4" in MySQL), you won't get that byte sequence back. You'll get
>> back valid UTF-8.
>
> Actually (with python3 and mysql.connector), you'll get back str values,
> not byte values encoded in utf-8 or latin-1. You don't have to decode
> them because the driver already did it.
>
> So as a Python programmer, you don't care what character set the
> database uses internally, as this is almost completely hidden from you
> (The one aspect that isn't hidden is of course the set of characters
> that you can store in a character field: Obviously, you can't store
> Chinese characters in a latin1 field).

Good. I mentioned earlier that that's how it is with PostgreSQL and
psycopg2, but wasn't sure about the MySQL interface modules. Glad to
know that it is.

ChrisA