in reply to Playing with extended chars
My recommendation is to use perl 5.8.0 or more recent and look at perldoc Encode, perldoc open, and perldoc -f open. If tr doesn't work because you have the characters encoded in two bytes, you can do
$s = decode_utf8($s);
That will convert the string into the internal representation where characters are characters and you don't have to worry about how many bytes they need for encoding.
The first attemp works like this:
perl -e '$_="áéíóú";tr/áéíóú/aeiou/;print'
BTW, encode and decode functions return values that make me think that the string is well formed, and that is tr// who's making wrong things. Am I too lost?
$s = 'holÃ¡Ã©ÃÃ³Ãºon';
$s =~ tr/Ã¡Ã©ÃÃ³Ãº/aeiou/;
# prints holaeiouon
Bought a souvenir
Emailed all my friends about it
Got blowed up
Hit him right dead in the jaw
Made it awkward
Took a selfie
Want to go home
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