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How do you convert a string sent to an entrypoint into its byte representation?

I want to turn a string into the 0x byte format inside an entrypoint. If I try to use sp.pack() the actual value I want gets prepended with pack instructions as detailed here I'm looking for a runtime ...
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Why does `sp.pack('some string')` prepend `0x05010000002e` before the actual bytes?

If I pass in the string QmbPAr5RcCZZDRsNKnf2p1t6GK3Qu7oDH39HCK3aewUq3w to the sp.pack method in an entrypoint and perform and sp.trace in smartpy I expect to get the following bytes: ...
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How are strings serialized in Tezos?

How are strings serialized to byte arrays? I understand that they are treated like strings, and that ASCII (or utf8) encoding is used. But what about the rest of the bytes, what do they mean? Running ...
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How to call PACK in JavaScript

In my smart contract in LIGO I serialize some data using Bytes.pack which calls the underlying PACK Michelson instruction. In my case, the function signature is (nat, address, nat) -> bytes. Does ...
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