How can you check if a type string is empty in Solidity?

For instance this would work when testing if a string was initialized to have no characters:

string public emptyStringTest = '';

or when you would like to test if a mapping(bytes32 => string) has a key that is initialized.

mapping(bytes32 => string) emptyStringTest;

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You can convert the string into a type bytes and then check its length.

For example this will test if emptyStringTest is indeed an empty string:

bytes memory tempEmptyStringTest = bytes(emptyStringTest); // Uses memory
if (tempEmptyStringTest.length == 0) {
    // emptyStringTest is an empty string
} else {
    // emptyStringTest is not an empty string

Info on the memory keyword

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