Generate base64-encoded strings consisting of alphanumeric symbols only.
Why did I make this app?
Recently I have been working on implementing of a Google Authenticator app (https://pypi.python.org/pypi/collective.googleauthenticator) for Plone (which I did for my beloved company - Goldmund, Wyldebeast & Wunderliebe).
For generating of a bar code image, I needed a base32 encoded string. While Android devices could perfectly scan all bar-code image that I would generate, Apple devices would raise errors on bar code images which were generated using strings that contain one or more "=" characters.
The solution found was to add a number of \n at the end of the string to be encoded.
If you happen to experience similar problems, you know what to do.
- Python 2.6.8+, 2.7.+, 3.3.+
Install latest stable version from PyPI:
$ pip install rebus
...or latest stable version from GitHub:
$ pip install -e git+https://github.com/barseghyanartur/rebus@stable#egg=rebus
...or latest stable version from BitBucket:
$ pip install -e hg+https://bitbucket.org/barseghyanartur/rebus@stable#egg=rebus
Usage and examples
Using rebus is damn easy. Whenever you would want to use base64.b32encode or base64.b64encode, replace base64 with rebus.
>>> import rebus
>>> rebus.b32encode('abcdefg') 'MFRGGZDFMZTQUCQK'
>>> rebus.b64encode('abcdefg') 'YWJjZGVmZwoK'
>>> rebus.urlsafe_b64encode('abcdefg') 'YWJjZGVmZwoK'
It's possible to decode string, encoded with rebus to their original values.
>>> import rebus
>>> rebus.b32decode('MFRGGZDFMZTQUCQK') 'abcdefg'
>>> rebus.b64decode('YWJjZGVmZwoK') 'abcdefg'
>>> rebus.urlsafe_b64decode('YWJjZGVmZwoK') 'abcdefg'
GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1
For any issues contact me at the e-mail given in the Author section.