syntaxerror invalid character in identifier python3

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In this Python tutorial, we will discuss to fix an error, syntaxerror invalid character in identifier python3, and also SyntaxError: unexpected character after line continuation character. The error invalid character in identifier comes while working with Python dictionary, or Python List also.

syntaxerror invalid character in identifier python3

  • In python, if you run the code then you may get python invalid character in identifier error because of some character in the middle of a Python variable name, function.
  • Or most commonly we get this error because you have copied some formatted code from any website.

Example:

def check(x):
if k in range(4,9):
print("%s in the range"%str(x))
else:
print("not in the range")
check   (5)

After writing the above code, I got the invalid character in identifier python error in line number 6.


You can see the error, SyntaxError: invalid character in identifier in the below screenshot.

syntaxerror invalid character in identifier python3
python open syntaxerror invalid character in identifier

To solve this invalid character in identifier python error, we need to check the code or delete it and retype it. Basically, we need to find and fix those characters.

Example:

def check(x):
if k in range(4,9):
print("%s in the range"%str(x))
else:
print("not in the range")
check(5)

After writing the above code (syntaxerror invalid character in an identifier), Ones you will print then the output will appear as a “ 5 in the range ”. Here, check (5) has been retyped and the error is resolved.


Check the below screenshot invalid character in identifier is resolved.

syntaxerror invalid character in identifier python3
invalid character in identifier python list

SyntaxError: unexpected character after line continuation character

This error occurs when the compiler finds a character that is not supposed to be after the line continuation character. As the backslash is called the line continuation character in python, and it cannot be used for division. So, when it encounters an integer, it throws the error.

Example:

div = 5\2
print(div)

After writing the above code (syntaxerror: unexpected character after line continuation character), Ones you will print “div” then the error will appear as a “ SyntaxError: unexpected character after line continuation character ”. Here, the syntaxerror is raised, when we are trying to divide “5\2”. The backslash “\” is used which unable to divide the numbers.

Check the below screenshot for syntaxerror: unexpected character after line continuation character.

SyntaxError: unexpected character after line continuation character
SyntaxError: unexpected character after line continuation character

To solve this unexpected character after line continuation character error, we have to use the division operator, that is front slash “/” to divide the number and to avoid this type of error.

Example:

div = 5/2
print(div)

After writing the above code (syntaxerror: unexpected character after line continuation character in python), Ones you will print “div” then the output will appear as a “ 2.5 ”. Here, my error is resolved by giving the front slash and it divides the two numbers.

Check the below screenshot for unexpected character after line continuation character is resolved.

SyntaxError: unexpected character after line continuation character in python
SyntaxError: unexpected character after line continuation character in python

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This is how to solve python SyntaxError: invalid character in identifier error or invalid character in identifier python list error and also we have seen SyntaxError: unexpected character after line continuation character in python.

2 thoughts on “syntaxerror invalid character in identifier python3”

    • Yes, as I said above, this occured for me when I copied some code to test directly on the editor.
      The best way is, copy to a notepad and then from notepad you can copy and paste it in the code editor.

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