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How to ignore /n in decoded JSON data?

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Hey all, looking for some help here.

I'm downloaded JSON data from an API and there's a string in the data that randomly has /n in multiple spots. I tried created a function that using .replacingOccurrences to replace "/n" with " ". However sometimes the /n is in the middle of the word I'll end up with something like this: "This is an exam ple of what happens." where a random space happens in example. I tried created this function

 if text.contains("\n") {
            let newText = text.replacingOccurrences(of: "\n", with: "")
            return newText
        } else if text.contains("\n ") {
            let newText = text.replacingOccurrences(of: "\n ", with: " ")
            return newText

but it doesn't seem to work.

Any ideas?


Please post an example of the JSON you are dealing with. And preferably more of your code where you are decoding that JSON.


Of course!

JSON example:

"flavor_text_entries": [
      "flavor_text": "When several of\nthese POKéMON\ngather, their\felectricity could\nbuild and cause\nlightning storms.",
      "language": {
        "name": "en",
        "url": "https://pokeapi.co/api/v2/language/9/"
      "version": {
        "name": "red",
        "url": "https://pokeapi.co/api/v2/version/1/"

Full link: https://pokeapi.co/api/v2/pokemon-species/25/

func fetchSpecies(species: Species) async {
        guard let url = URL(string: species.url) else { fatalError("Missing URL") }
        let urlRequest = URLRequest(url: url)
        let dataTask = URLSession.shared.dataTask(with: urlRequest) { (data, response, error) in
            if let error = error {
                print("request error:", error)
            guard let response = response as? HTTPURLResponse else { return }

            if response.statusCode == 200 {
                guard let data = data else { return }
                DispatchQueue.main.async {
                    do {
                        print("species pulled")
                        let decoder = JSONDecoder()
                        decoder.keyDecodingStrategy = .convertFromSnakeCase
                        let decodedSpeciesDetail = try decoder.decode(SpeciesDetail.self, from: data)
                        self.speciesDetail = decodedSpeciesDetail
                    } catch let error {
                        print("error decoding:", error)


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