Convert unicode char to UTF-8

In this code

package main

import (

func main() {

func decodeHex(s string) {
	b, err := hex.DecodeString(s)
	if err != nil {
		fmt.Printf("error: %v\n", err)

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error: encoding/hex: invalid byte: U+0056 'V'

Is there a shortcut to convert the unicode char U+0056 ā€˜Vā€™ to UTF-8 without going through the charset.DetermineEncoding?

I think, you misuse hex.DecodeString

DecodeString expects that src contain only hexadecimal characters and that src should have an even length. If the input is malformed, DecodeString returns a string containing the bytes decoded before the error.

In your example, how is V a hex char?

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You right! It is not, I just had some bad hashes.

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