[Haskell-cafe] How to "show" a utf8 string?

Roel van Dijk vandijk.roel at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 11:27:17 CET 2012

Have you tried using putStrLn?

Small GHCI example:

  Prelude> putStrLn "\29579"

I believe the Show instances for chars and strings escape all
characters with a codepoint > 127.

2012/1/10 Magicloud Magiclouds <magicloud.magiclouds at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
>  I am using LDAP hackage to do some ldap searching. I am not sure if
> this is its problem. All Chinese chars returned like "\29579".
>  How to convert it to the actual Chinese char? I thought it was my
> terminal's fault, so tried to use System.IO.UTF8 to put the result
> into a file and viewed by firefox, no luck.
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