℞ 7: Get character number by name
Unicode allows you to refer to characters by number or by name. Computers don't care, but humans do. When you have a character name, you can translate it to its number with the charnames pragma:
use charnames (); my $number = charnames::vianame("GREEK CAPITAL LETTER SIGMA");
This is, of course, the opposite of Get Character Names by Number.
See Characters and Their Numbers to translate from this number to the appropriate character.
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