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Python | sys.getdefaultencoding() method

  • Last Updated : 07 Aug, 2019

This sys module provides access to some variables used or maintained by the interpreter and to functions that interact strongly with the interpreter. It provides information about constants, functions and methods of python interpreter. It can be used for manipulating Python runtime environment.

sys.getdefaultencoding() method is used to get the current default string encoding used by the Unicode implementation.

Syntax: sys.getdefaultencoding()

Parameter: This method accepts no parameter.

Return Value: This method returns the current default string encoding used by the Unicode implementation.



Example #1 :




# Python program to explain sys.getdefaultencoding() method 
      
# Importing sys module 
import sys 
  
# Using sys.getdefaultencoding() method 
encoding = sys.getdefaultencoding() 
  
# Print the current string encoding used 
print(encoding) 
Output:
utf-8

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