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  2. htmlentitiesdecode




This module makes it easy to decode html entities in strings.


htmlentitiesdecode is free software under the terms of the Do What The Fuck You Want To Public License version 2 (or any later version). The author of htmlentities is Niels Serup, contactable at ns@metanohi.org. This is version 0.1.1 of the program.


If you have python-setuptools installed, you can just do this:

$ sudo easy_install htmlentitiesdecode

Alternatively, download and extract the gzipped tarball found on this very page, and then run this:

$ sudo python setup.py install

The newest version of htmlentitiesdecode is always available at http://metanohi.org/projects/htmlentitiesdecode/ and at the Python Package Index.


This module has only one main function: decode. Example usage:

>>> from htmlentitiesdecode import decode as entity_decode
>>> print entity_decode('Wie heißt du?')
Wie heißt du?
>>> print entity_decode('Ich heiße "htmlentitiesdecode".')
Ich heiße "htmlentitiesdecode".
>>> print entity_decode('Wir heißen "modules".')
Wir heißen "modules".


When this module has been installed, you will have both a module and a command-line script that uses the decode function of the module. This script can be run this way:

$ decodehtmlentities TEXT


  • Version 0.1.0: Initial release
  • Version 0.1.1: Fixed error in README