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My new coworker sent me some code. He wants me to figure out where he was born. I believe there are some hints within the code, but I cannot figure it out. Here is the code block:

function sort(arr){

    var len = arr.length;      
    for (var i = len-1; i>=0; i--){
        for(var j = 1; j<=i; j++){
            if(arr[j-1]>arr[j]){
                var temp = arr[j-1];
                arr[j-1] = arr[j];
                arr[j] = temp;
            }
        }
    }
    return arr;
}

Evidently, the code doesn't run. Can you help me figure out where he's from?

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  • $\begingroup$ Holy mother of; oh wait, haha! Great puzzle yet again casey! I feel like I should be looking at syntactical errors. Is this JavaScript? $\endgroup$ – PerpetualJ Aug 24 '18 at 18:01
  • $\begingroup$ Looks like rot 13(ohooyr fbeg) with some modification $\endgroup$ – nikki Aug 24 '18 at 18:07
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Your character was born in

Greece!

The code looked perfectly fine,

so I copied and pasted it into JSFiddle at https://jsfiddle.net/.

Strangely,

JSFiddle seemed to tell me that the semicolons at the end of each line were invalid, even though they look completely valid to me.

I was confused by this, but after I thought for a bit, I suspected that

the semicolons were not actually semicolons at all, but the Unicode "Greek question mark" character.

I confirmed this by

looking at the Unicode code points in your post. The one at the end of each line is U+037E GREEK QUESTION MARK instead of U+003B SEMICOLON.

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    $\begingroup$ Correct! Well done. :) $\endgroup$ – casey Aug 24 '18 at 18:13

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