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Re^5: converting smart quotes

by slugger415 (Scribe)
on Mar 20, 2012 at 14:49 UTC ( #960583=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: converting smart quotes
in thread converting smart quotes

Ok I think I've gotten this working in my own way (that my novice brain can understand):

utf8::decode($content); while($content =~ /([\x00-\x08\x0B\x0C\x0E-\x1F\x80-\x{1FFFFF}])/){ my $char = '&#' . ord($1) . ';'; $content =~ s/([\x00-\x08\x0B\x0C\x0E-\x1F\x80-\x{1FFFFF}])/$char/; }

I'm sure there's a more efficient way to do this, but the resulting &#xxxx; structure seems to work. And the important thing is the regex should be finding all those weirdo characters. Thank you!

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