compress in JavaScript & decompress in python


I'm looking for a way to compress big string in javascript (client side)
and then to decompress it in python (server side)

any suggestions?

omer dAsked:
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Rainer JeschorCommented:
perhaps not the best library (in regards of output sizes), but it has implementations in both languages:

I used solely the JavaScript library previously and had no issues.

omer dAuthor Commented:

thanks, already looked at it, but for some reason it didn't work for me for unicode data..
maybe it related to the fact that I'm using python 2.7 and not python 3..
which python did you use?
which encode / decode method did you use?

Walter RitzelSenior Software EngineerCommented:
I would suggest to convert the string to Base64.

The javascript piece you can find it here:

For python, it is pretty simple, as far I was able to see 2 options:
1) As in the Python Cookbook:

or a simple way:
>>> a = 'SGVsbG8gV29ybGQh'
>>> print a.decode('base64')

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It should return Hello World!

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