Strings are created by enclosing Unicode characters in double quotes. Strings are UTF-8 encoded. The empty string is falsey.

Special characters

The only special character is ". You can put a double quote inside a string by escaping it with a backslash:

a = "I can put a quote character, \", in my string using a backslash"

A backslash is escaped with another one:

b = "I can end my string with a \\"

A newline (\n) requires a line break:

c = "And include a '
' too!"

Other characters can be inserted literally (some text editors are better at this than others), or consider using chr().