Problems converting Latin1 to HTML

Philippe-Andre Prindeville (
Wed, 20 Dec 95 05:48:42 +0100


I'm using perl 4.0pl36 (on an HP-UX 9.01 system) and perl 5.000
on a SunOS 4.1.3_U1 system, and I'm trying to convert accented (French)
text to HTML via:

$line =~ s/[&<>\200-\377]/sprintf("&#%d;", unpack("C", $1))/ge;

thinking this would convert all high-bit set characters to their
decimal equivalent as "&#nn;" but this isn't turning out as

I'm wondering about this. Probably something stupid, but....
Anyone have a quick fix?