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On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 02:40:53PM -0400, Dave Collins wrote:
> > Modern *nix terminals should be using UTF-8 already. On WinXP 
> > console, you need to switch to UTF-8 (code page 65001), then just 
> > write out the UTF-8 bytes. Something like that, perhaps?
> Let's pretend we're waaaay overthinking this.
> Let's try this:
> print ("-" .. " is a hyphen")
> print ( ?? .. " is an n-dash")

But we're not.  The value you need to put in place of ?? is dependant on
your terminal and which character encoding/code page it uses.  If it's
UTF-8, then your life's pretty easy.