# Missing Pieces in Python 3 Unicode

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last posted March 3, 2015, 6:21 a.m.

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However, for the status quo, there's still a few pieces missing. For a "sorta decoded" surrogate escaped string, the dance to turn it back into a properly decoded string with no surrogates is like this:

sorta_decoded_str.encode(assumed_encoding, errors="surrogateescape").decode(correct_encoding)


The case where the assumed encoding is latin-1 is just a special case of this one, since the surrogate escape error handler will never fire in that situation (since latin-1 is a direct mapping of bytes values to the first 256 Unicode code points)

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