This did not work... After thorough research, apparently the problem resides within the STDIN, the variables from the FORM element are always raw, therefore never encoded. To resolve; decode the elements to UTF8. I can't seem to find a "global" method of doing so, so calling a loop that flips through the array of FORM elements will seemingly have to be my fix.
Re^4: HTML Form > PERL Script in UTF-8 issue
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