Python 3 - String encode() Method


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Description

The encode() method returns an encoded version of the string. Default encoding is the current default string encoding. The 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

Decoded string.

Example

#!/usr/bin/python3
import base64

Str = "this is string example....wow!!!"
Str = base64.b64encode(Str.encode('utf-8',errors = 'strict'))

print ("Encoded String: " , Str)

Result

When we run above program, it produces the following result −

Encoded String: b'dGhpcyBpcyBzdHJpbmcgZXhhbXBsZS4uLi53b3chISE='
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