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Translate Multibyte Strings To Be Url Safe

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Translate Multibyte Strings To Be Url Safe

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class String
  def to_permalink
      (Iconv.new('US-ASCII//TRANSLIT', 'utf-8').iconv self).gsub(/[^\w\s\-\—]/,'').gsub(/[^\w]|[\_]/,' ').split.join('-').downcase
  end
end
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