hope you all are doing great. I am looking for a way to encode and decode the cborHex. I've done the following:

cardano-cli text-view decode-cbor --in-file wallet.vkey --out-file tx.alonzo

and I get the hex binary format but not a utf8 (human readable) format, how can this be done?

for reference, I've followed this question How to decode cbor which is generated with cardano-cli build command?

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I use python cbor2 library or https://cbor.me. In the case of a wallet vkey, it's just a hex value that it'll decode as. Something like a transaction will have more data types embedded in the CBOR.

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