in reply to
Re: App::Cmd::Command and abstract encoding (=encoding utf8)
in thread App::Cmd::Command and abstract encoding
you're completely right. I do use =encoding and I get the right output of perldoc MyPackage. But the method abstract of App::Cmd::Command doesn't respect it when scanning for an abstract message for showing as help text. That's why I wrote earlier that this method could scan for a pod line =encoding and try to respect the given encoding. Have a look at the source code.