I’m glad things finally worked out for you.
Actually, I things like ‘\352’ do not to split any further (at least on
system (cygwin 188.8.131.52-6) on Windows XP),
this seems to be some encoding for “Ãª” etc. that is Windows-specific.
In particular, it is not equivalent to a string composed of ‘’,
(you would have to double the ‘’ in the regexp if you were searching
for a string ‘\352’ in a text).
But the line
should produce an Array with the individual letters in the string.
That involves a concept about regexps called zero-width positive
lookahead (see http://www.regular-expressions.info/lookaround.html
Please let us all know if you still encounter problems.