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echeadle (87) [Avatar] Offline
#1
On page 6 in the Experiment: playground section you write:

Try printing text in Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish. Go supports characters
of every language.

No information is provided in the chapter as to how to do this. I am sure I could figure it out and maybe the intent is to have people start searching for resources, but so early on in the book a hint as to where to start looking or more information about reference material might be nice.

I have another go book, but bought this one because this is an introductory text and I ran into wasting time figuring out all the basic stuff. At first sight I really like it.
Nathan Youngman (56) [Avatar] Offline
#2
Hi echeadle,

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and feedback. I do want to make Learn Go as beginner friendly as I can.

I'm making a note to provide an example in at least one other language.

Nathan.
275464 (5) [Avatar] Offline
#3
Hi echeadle,
Since it seems you don't have alternate language input setup on your system, you can use https://translate.google.com/. Copy strings there and paste into your environment.
Nathan Youngman (56) [Avatar] Offline
#4
275464 wrote:Hi echeadle,
Since it seems you don't have alternate language input setup on your system, you can use https://translate.google.com/. Copy strings there and paste into your environment.


That's a good suggestion. I've revised Chapter 1 to include an example using simplified Chinese and to suggest using Google Translate for further experimentation.

That will be coming in the April update in a about week.

Thanks.
Nathan Youngman (56) [Avatar] Offline
#5
The April update is out: https://yng.mn/learngolang

Thanks again for your feedback.