PrintableString type

class pyasn1.type.char.PrintableString(value=NoValue(), tagSet=TagSet(), subtypeSpec=ConstraintsIntersection(), encoding='us-ascii')

Creates PrintableString type or object.

PrintableString objects are immutable and duck-type Python 2 unicode or Python 3 str. When used in octet-stream context, PrintableString type assumes “us-ascii” encoding.

Parameters:
  • value (unicode, str, bytes or PrintableString object) – unicode object (Python 2) or string (Python 3), alternatively string (Python 2) or bytes (Python 3) representing octet-stream of serialized unicode string (note encoding parameter) or PrintableString class instance.
  • tagSet (TagSet) – Object representing non-default ASN.1 tag(s)
  • subtypeSpec (ConstraintsIntersection) – Object representing non-default ASN.1 subtype constraint(s)
  • encoding (str) – Unicode codec ID to encode/decode unicode (Python 2) or str (Python 3) the payload when PrintableString object is used in octet-stream context.
Raises:

: :py:class:`pyasn1.error.PyAsn1Error` – On constraint violation or bad initializer.

Note

The PrintableString models character string that can be entered from a very rudimentary terminals featuring letters, digits and punctuation marks.

clone(value=NoValue(), tagSet=TagSet(), subtypeSpec=ConstraintsIntersection(), encoding='us-ascii')

Creates a copy of a PrintableString type or object.

Any parameters to the clone() method will replace corresponding properties of the PrintableString object.

Parameters:
  • value (unicode, str, bytes or PrintableString object) – unicode object (Python 2) or string (Python 3), alternatively string (Python 2) or bytes (Python 3) representing octet-stream of serialized unicode string (note encoding parameter) or PrintableString class instance.
  • tagSet (TagSet) – Object representing non-default ASN.1 tag(s)
  • subtypeSpec (ConstraintsIntersection) – Object representing non-default ASN.1 subtype constraint(s)
  • encoding (str) – Unicode codec ID to encode/decode unicode (Python 2) or str (Python 3) the payload when PrintableString object is used in octet-stream context.
Returns:

new instance of PrintableString type/value

subtype(value=NoValue(), implicitTag=Tag(), explicitTag=Tag(), subtypeSpec=ConstraintsIntersection(), encoding='us-ascii')

Creates a copy of a PrintableString type or object.

Any parameters to the subtype() method will be added to the corresponding properties of the PrintableString object.

Parameters:
  • value (unicode, str, bytes or PrintableString object) – unicode object (Python 2) or string (Python 3), alternatively string (Python 2) or bytes (Python 3) representing octet-stream of serialized unicode string (note encoding parameter) or PrintableString class instance.
  • implicitTag (Tag) – Implicitly apply given ASN.1 tag object to caller’s TagSet, then use the result as new object’s ASN.1 tag(s).
  • explicitTag (Tag) – Explicitly apply given ASN.1 tag object to caller’s TagSet, then use the result as new object’s ASN.1 tag(s).
  • subtypeSpec (ConstraintsIntersection) – Object representing non-default ASN.1 subtype constraint(s)
  • encoding (str) – Unicode codec ID to encode/decode unicode (Python 2) or str (Python 3) the payload when PrintableString object is used in octet-stream context.
Returns:

new instance of PrintableString type/value

tagSet = TagSet((), Tag(tagClass=0, tagFormat=0, tagId=19))

Set (on class, not on instance) or return a TagSet object representing ASN.1 tag(s) associated with PrintableString type.

effectiveTagSet

For PrintableString type is equivalent to tagSet

isSameTypeWith(other, matchTags=True, matchConstraints=True)

Examine PrintableString type for equality with other ASN.1 type.

ASN.1 tags (tag) and constraints (constraint) are examined when carrying out ASN.1 types comparison.

No Python inheritance relationship between PyASN1 objects is considered.

Parameters:other (a pyasn1 type object) – Class instance representing ASN.1 type.
Returns:boolTrue if other is PrintableString type, False otherwise.
isSuperTypeOf(other, matchTags=True, matchConstraints=True)

Examine PrintableString type for subtype relationship with other ASN.1 type.

ASN.1 tags (tag) and constraints (constraint) are examined when carrying out ASN.1 types comparison.

No Python inheritance relationship between PyASN1 objects is considered.

Parameters:other (a pyasn1 type object) – Class instance representing ASN.1 type.
Returns:boolTrue if other is a subtype of PrintableString type, False otherwise.
isValue

Indicate if PrintableString object represents ASN.1 type or ASN.1 value.

In other words, if isValue is True, then the ASN.1 object is initialized.

Returns:boolTrue if object represents ASN.1 value and type, False if object represents just ASN.1 type.

Note

There is an important distinction between PyASN1 type and value objects. The PyASN1 type objects can only participate in ASN.1 type operations (subtyping, comparison etc) and serve as a blueprint for serialization codecs to resolve ambiguous types.

The PyASN1 value objects can additionally participate in most of built-in Python operations.

tagMap

Return a TagMap object mapping ASN.1 tags to ASN.1 objects within callee object.