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Re^3: Replacing non ascii in string

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 31, 2013 at 08:41 UTC ( #1016255=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Replacing non ascii in string
in thread Replacing non ascii in string

Sounds like an encoding problem. Is your string utf-8? (Encode, $decoded_str = decode('utf-8', $str)) Did you use utf8 to get your literals parsed as such?

(You see, those fancy apostrophes are represented as three bytes. If Perl thinks we're still in ascii-land (binary-land), it sees the transliteration as tr/\xe2\x80\x99/'/ -- effectively changing any of those three bytes to an apostrophe.)

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Re^4: Replacing non ascii in string
by IanD (Initiate) on Feb 05, 2013 at 05:54 UTC

    Bingo - that makes sense.

    Sorted now, thanks for your assistance.

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