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str.decode

decode([encoding[, errors]])

Decodes the string using the codec registered for encoding. encoding defaults to the default string encoding. errors may be given to set a different error handling scheme. The default is 'strict', meaning that encoding errors raise UnicodeError. Other possible values are 'ignore', 'replace' and any other name registered via codecs.register_error, see section [3.8.1][14]. New in version 2.2. Changed in version 2.3: Support for other error handling schemes added.