I checked my test at that time, and I find no problems with Pod::ProjectDocs with no patch.
I wonder whether this is fix of ProjectDocs, or Pod::Parser or my dream ???
If you post your test case, I would like to check it. Mine was like this, and again, I see no problem now...
use lib './Pod-ProjectDocs-0.40/lib';
my $pd = Pod::ProjectDocs->new(
outroot => './out',
libroot => './lib',
title => 'プロジェクト',
print "before gen\n";
And target script in "lib"
=head1 For POD TEST (ä)