Function ord() is used to get int ASCII value of any character in Python.
>>> ord('a') 97
To get back the character from any given int function chr() is used.
>>> chr(97) 'a' >>> chr(ord('a') + 3) 'd' >>>
If you are using UTF-8 charcters, you need to pass it a unicode otherwise, it will throw a TypeError error.
>>> ord(u'あ') 12354