Python String encode() Method

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Description

The method encode() returns an encoded version of the string. Default encoding is the current default string encoding. errors may be given to set a different error handling scheme.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for encode() method:

str.encode(encoding='UTF-8',errors='strict')

Parameters

  • encoding -- This is the encodings to be used. For a list of all encoding schemes please visit Standard Encodings.

  • errors -- This may be given to set a different error handling scheme. The default for errors is 'strict', meaning that encoding errors raise a UnicodeError. Other possible values are 'ignore', 'replace', 'xmlcharrefreplace', 'backslashreplace' and any other name registered via codecs.register_error().

Return Value

This method returns an encoded version of the string.

Example

The following example shows the usage of encode() method.

#!/usr/bin/python

str = "this is string example....wow!!!";

print "Encoded String: " + str.encode('base64','strict')

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

Encoded String: dGhpcyBpcyBzdHJpbmcgZXhhbXBsZS4uLi53b3chISE=



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