Text file, such as .txt, .csv, .xml et al, is encoded by special character encoding (utf-8, gbk, gb2312, …). How to get the character encoding of a text file? We will use a simple python example to show you how to do.
Prepare a text file
We prepare a csv file in this example, this file is called:601988.csv
Get the character encoding of a text file
There is an easy way to get the character encoding of a text file in python. Here is an example code.
with open("data/601988.csv") as f: print(f.encoding)
Run this code, we will get the character encoding of this csv file is:
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