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Thread: converting into unicode using java

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    Default converting into unicode using java

    This is the code to convert string into unicode but I get an error as "illegal start of an expresssion"while running the code..
    import java.util.Scanner;
    import java.lang.String;
    import java.lang.Character;
    public class A
    public static void main(String args[])
     public static String GetUnicode(String str_code) // here i get the error
       String hexCode = Integer.toHexString(str_code.codePointAt(0)).toUpperCase();        
        String hexCodeWithAllLeadingZeros = "0000" + hexCode;
        String hexCodeWithLeadingZeros = hexCodeWithAllLeadingZeros.substring(hexCodeWithAllLeadingZeros.length() - 4);
        hexCodeWithLeadingZeros = "\\u" + hexCodeWithLeadingZeros;
        System.out.println("Unicode " + hexCodeWithLeadingZeros);
        return hexCodeWithLeadingZeros;

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    Default Re: converting into unicode using java

    The problem with your code is you define a method inside your main. You are not allowed to define a method inside another method's body.
    So rather then defining "GetUnicode" inside main.Move "GetUnicode" method outside main and make a call to "GetUnicode" in main.

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