Replacing Smart Quotes (<91> and <92>) in vi

Smart quotes will be displayed as <91> and <92> in vi. A number of other special characters will also be displayed in similar fashion <96>, etc. . . .

To replaced them use do the following:

  1. Type:? ‘:’ 1,%s/
  2. Then, since it is a special character, you can’t simply type ‘<91>’ or that string will not be matched, so:
  1. Press: CTRL and V
  2. Then type: [space] x [space] 91
  3. [Enter]

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