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use strict; use warnings; my $input = "<b></b>Officially called <>“event +s,”</a> as "never events""; print "input: $input\n"; $input =~ s/“/“/g; # change the lines $input =~ s/”/”/gi; $input =~ s/’/’/gi; print "processed input: $input\n";

produces

input: <b></b>Officially called <>“events,&rdq +uo;</a> as "never events" processed input: <b></b>Officially called <>“e +vents,”</a> as "never events"

This was done using your REs and appears to provide the output you are looking for.