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Flutter: Displaying text that contains special characters

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This article shows you 2 ways to display text that contains special characters in Flutter.

1. Escaping every special character

Like many programming languages, you can escape special characters in a Dart string by using “” (backslash). Advertisements

Example:

body: Center(
          child: Text('This book costs $1000', style: TextStyle(fontSize: 30),)
)

Output:

2. Display text as a raw string

You can create a raw string by prefixing it with “r”.

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body: Center(
          child: Text(r'I gave my son $5 yesterday', style: TextStyle(fontSize: 20),)
)

Output:

Conclusion

At this point, you should have a better understanding of displaying special characters with the Text widget in Flutter. If you’d like to learn more about Flutter and Dart, take a look at the following articles:

You can also take a tour around our Flutter topic page and Dart topic page to see the latest tutorials and examples.

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