[Fixed]-Unable to encode/decode pprint output


pprint appears to use repr by default, you can work around this by overriding PrettyPrinter.format:

# coding=utf8

import pprint

class MyPrettyPrinter(pprint.PrettyPrinter):
    def format(self, object, context, maxlevels, level):
        if isinstance(object, unicode):
            return (object.encode('utf8'), True, False)
        return pprint.PrettyPrinter.format(self, object, context, maxlevels, level)

d = {'foo': u'işüğçö'}

pprint.pprint(d)              # {'foo': u'i\u015f\xfc\u011f\xe7\xf6'}
MyPrettyPrinter().pprint(d)   # {'foo': işüğçö}


You should use unicode strings instead of 8-bit ones:

    1: u'müşteri',
    2: u'some other status message'

my_str = u'Here is the documentation part that contains Turkish chars like işüğçö'
my_str += pprint.pformat(API_STATUS, indent=4, width=1)

The pprint module is designed to print out all possible kind of nested structure in a readable way. To do that it will print the objects representation rather then convert it to a string, so you’ll end up with the escape syntax wheather you use unicode strings or not. But if you’re using unicode in your document, then you really should be using unicode literals!

Anyway, thg435 has given you a solution how to change this behaviour of pformat.


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