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Troubles with special characters in Perl

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I´m from Mexico, i want to manipulate strings in Perl which had character "´", for example, i want manipulate word México and convert to Mexico ¿ how can i do that ?
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($string = "México") =~ tr/é/e/;
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Tr/// is really your best shot, just compile a list of characters to be replaced and the list or replacement characters and execute something like :

$string =~ tr/[é¿]/[e ]/ig;

The elements of the left list are replaced with the corresponding elemnts in the right list. The i and g switches tell the command to make the substitutions on a case insensitive basis (although you are better off providing alternatives in respective cases for this) and to make substitutions globally, i.e. not to stop with only one substitution.
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Thanks for comments,
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by:ozo
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/ig is invalid syntax for tr
Also, translating [ to [, and ] to ] is not very useful.
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