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Character Escape Sequences

Character escape sequences allow for a character to be interpreted differently than its literal value. Character escape sequences are defined using the backslash (\) character, followed by the escape sequence code. The following table shows a list of character escape sequences with a description of what they do.

Character Escape Sequence

Description

\b

Backspace

\f

Form feed

\n

New line

\r

Carriage return

\t

Tab

\u{hex}

Unicode escape sequence (see the next section for details)

\\

Backslash character. This is how a backslash can be treated as just an actual backslash character.

\'

Single quote. Define a single quote character so it is not treated as a character delimiter.

\"

Double quote. Define a double quote character so it is not treated as a string delimiter.

The aforementioned escape sequences are used with string notations and will be discussed in more detail in the "Strings" section of .

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