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Encodes each sequence of Unicode code points in input into a string.

result[i1...iN] is the string formed by concatenating the Unicode codepoints input[1...iN, :], encoded using output_encoding.

input An N+1 dimensional potentially ragged integer tensor with shape [D1...DN, num_chars].
output_encoding Unicode encoding that should be used to encode each codepoint sequence. Can be "UTF-8", "UTF-16-BE", or "UTF-32-BE".
errors Specifies the response when an invalid codepoint is encountered (optional). One of:

  • 'replace': Replace invalid codepoint with the replacement_char. (default)
  • 'ignore': Skip invalid codepoints.
  • 'strict': Raise an exception for any invalid codepoint.
replacement_char The replacement character codepoint to be used in place of any invalid input when errors='replace'. Any valid unicode codepoint may be used. The default value is the default unicode replacement character which is 0xFFFD (U+65533).
name A name for the operation (optional).

A N dimensional string tensor with shape [D1...DN].


  >>> input = [[71, 246, 246, 100, 110, 105, 103, 104, 116], [128522]]
  >>> unicode_encode(input, 'UTF-8')
  ['G\xc3\xb6\xc3\xb6dnight', '\xf0\x9f\x98\x8a']