On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 7:45 AM, sprite <aake.gregertsen / gmail.com> wrote:
> If I have a string like "Don\x{2019}t Let Me Fall"
>
> How do I unescape the hex encoded characters, in this cae convert the
> string to "Don't Let Me Fall"

In Ruby 1.9.* something along the lines of

str.gsub /\\x\{(\h{4})\}/ do |code|
  code.to_i(16).chr(str.encoding)
  # code.to_i(16).chr(Encoding::UTF_8)
end

Or use gsub! for inplace modification of the string.  You might have
to twiddle with the encodings.  Please see
http://blog.grayproductions.net/articles/miscellaneous_m17n_details

Kind regards

robert

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