Golang : Get escape characters \u form from unicode characters



Tags : golang escape-characters unicode utf8

Problem :

You want to get the escape characters (\u form) from unicode characters(utf-8). How to do that?

Solution :

Use Printf %+q verb to translate the unicode characters to their escape characters. See code example below :

 package main

 import (
 "fmt"
 )

 func main() {
 russian := "Россия"
 fmt.Printf("Россия escape form is %+q\n", russian)

 japanese := "おはよう"
 fmt.Printf("おはよう escape form is %+q\n", japanese)

 }

Output :

Россия escape form is "\u0420\u043e\u0441\u0441\u0438\u044f"

おはよう escape form is "\u304a\u306f\u3088\u3046"

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Tags : golang escape-characters unicode utf8

By Adam Ng

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