I am facing an issue converting bytes to a string in Python and require help from the community. My attempt to use the
decode() method resulted in a
UnicodeDecodeError exception, indicating invalid characters or an unsupported encoding format in the bytes data. I have included an example code snippet that reproduces the error.
bytes_data = b'\x80abc' string_data = bytes_data.decode('utf-8')
I have a
bytes_data object containing bytes with a
0x80 value. When I attempt to convert it to a string using the
decode() method with the
utf-8 encoding, I receive a
UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0x80 in position 0: invalid start byte
I am unsure of how to proceed to convert these bytes to a string and would appreciate any suggestions or alternative approaches from the community.