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  • High-bit Latin-1 chars will be converted to the appropriate character reference, unless there is an appropriate ASCII version hardcoded in the code (like 'curly quotes' -> 'straight quotes' ... suck it up!).

    In Extrans and Code modes (and ECODE tags), which do not allow any character references, those character references will turn into literal text, like «, because why would you use that character in Code anyway? Silly.
    • Re:Note (Score:3, Informative)

      Bah; curly quotes were an abomination, anyway, from the moment the Macintosh first invented them. Or maybe from the moment the Wintel world first changed the high bit character code for them. (Or maybe I have my history wrong....)

      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers