beka beka - 2 months ago 28
Python Question

python jsonify dictionary in utf-8

I want to get json data into utf-8

I have a list

my_list = []


and then many appends unicode values to the list like this

my_list.append(u'ტესტ')

return jsonify(result=my_list)


and it gets

{
"result": [
"\u10e2\u10d4\u10e1\u10e2",
"\u10e2\u10dd\u10db\u10d0\u10e8\u10d5\u10d8\u10da\u10d8"
]
}

Answer

Use the standard-library json module instead, and set the ensure_ascii keyword parameter to False when encoding:

>>> data = u'\u10e2\u10d4\u10e1\u10e2'
>>> import json
>>> json.dumps(data)
'"\\u10e2\\u10d4\\u10e1\\u10e2"'
>>> json.dumps(data, ensure_ascii=False)
u'"\u10e2\u10d4\u10e1\u10e2"'
>>> print json.dumps(data, ensure_ascii=False)
"ტესტ"
>>> json.dumps(data, ensure_ascii=False).encode('utf8')
'"\xe1\x83\xa2\xe1\x83\x94\xe1\x83\xa1\xe1\x83\xa2"'

Note that you still need to explicitly encode the result to UTF8 because the dumps() function returns a unicode object in that case.