Remove Accents

Remove Accents


Assuming you are developing a user based system like facebook, you will want to provide the functionality to search for other members regardless of the presence of accents in a username. Without using a 3rd party collation library, you will need to remove the accents from the username before the comparison.

é - letter with an accent; e - letter without an accent; ̀ and ́ - the stand alone accents;


Input: A phrase as a string (unicode).

Output: An accent free Unicode string.


checkio(u"préfèrent") == u"preferent"
checkio(u"loài trăn lớn") == u"loai tran lon"

How it is used: It might be a part of a username verification process or a system that proposes the username based on the first and last name of a user.

Precondition: 0≤|input|≤40

Invalid hot key. Each hot key should be unique and valid
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In order to install CheckiO client you'll need installed Python (version at least 3.8)

Install CheckiO Client first:

pip3 install checkio_client

Configure your tool

checkio --domain=py config --key=

Sync solutions into your local folder

checkio sync

(in beta testing) Launch local server so your browser can use it and sync solution between local file end extension on the fly. (doesn't work for safari)

checkio serv -d

Alternatevly, you can install Chrome extension or FF addon

checkio install-plugin
checkio install-plugin --ff
checkio install-plugin --chromium

Read more here about other functionality that the checkio client provides. Feel free to submit an issue in case of any difficulties.

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