STFU-8 is a hacky text encoding/decoding protocol for data that might be not quite UTF-8 but
is still mostly UTF-8. It is based on the syntax of the
repr created when you write (or
print) binary text in python, C or other common programming languages.
Its primary purpose is to be able to visualize and edit “data” that is mostly (or fully)
visible UTF-8 text. It encodes all non visible or non UTF-8 compliant bytes as longform
text (i.e. ESC which is
\x1B). It can also encode/decode ill-formed UTF-16 using the
Basically STFU-8 is the text format you already write when use escape codes in C, python, rust,
etc. It permits binary data in UTF-8 by escaping them with
\, for instance
See the documentation for:
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Decode a UTF-8 string containing encoded STFU-8 into binary.
Decode a UTF-8 string containing encoded STFU-8 into a
Encode text as STFU-8, escaping all non-printable or non UTF-8 bytes.
Encode text as STFU-8, escaping all non-printable or non UTF-8 bytes EXCEPT:
Encode UTF-16 as STFU-8, escaping all non-printable or ill-formed UTF-16 characters.
Encode UTF-16 as STFU-8, escaping all non-printable or ill-formed UTF-16 characters EXCEPT: