From here:

function ord() would get the int value of the char. And in case you want to convert back after playing with the number, function chr() does the trick.

>>> ord('a')
97
>>> chr(97)
'a'
>>> chr(ord('a') + 3)
'd'
>>>

In Python 2, there is also the unichr function, returning the Unicode character whose ordinal is the unichr argument:

>>> unichr(97)
u'a'
>>> unichr(1234)
u'\u04d2'

In Python 3 you can use chr instead of unichr.


ord() - Python 3.6.5rc1 documentation

ord() - Python 2.7.14 documentation