python open windows 1256 file

In the past I used to open a file after converting it with

iconv -f cp1256 -t utf8 -c Windows.txt > Unix.txt  

But this needs another step in the process. It is possible (and very easy) to do this directlt in Python.


And thats is !!!

Of course I am using Python 3 - if you are stuck in Python 2- then it is time to use .decode