Get the first rune of a string in Go

This example program illustrates how to get the first rune from a string.

package main

import (
        "fmt"
        "unicode/utf8"
)

func main() {
        string := "あいうえお";
        runeValue, _ := utf8.DecodeRuneInString(string)
        fmt.Printf("Your rune %c has value %X\n", runeValue, runeValue)
}

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The output looks like this:

Your rune あ has value 3042


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