CodExt – Encode/decode anything with Python

March 1, 2022

CodExt is a (Python2-3 compatible) library that extends the native codecs library (namely for adding new custom encodings and character mappings), hence its name combining CODecs EXTension. It provides 120+ new codecs and also features a guessing mode for decoding multiple layers of encoding and CLI tools for convenience.

$ echo "CodExt, a Python library to encode/decode anything !" | codext encode manchester gzip base58 bcd lz77 base37


This library is available on PyPi and can be simply installed using Pip:

$ pip install codext


This package aims to be used as a library in other projects or to provide some useful tools for working from the terminal. It does not display fancy useless colors, it does just enough for IT pros to encode/decode anything. It leverages the neat API of the native codecs library, using a very flexible logic for defining and lookup up codecs.

Note that, while it is not designed to be full of nice-looking colorful tools, CodExt’s features overlap with some other projects:

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