in reply to Re: strftime does not handle Unicode characters in format argument properly (at least, not consistently)
in thread strftime does not handle Unicode characters in format argument properly (at least, not consistently)
Many thanks to both of you, and sorry for the somewhat belated answer. I have to admit I had worked under the impression that UTF-8 works out of the box with Perl, and had to read up a lot on that. I have now understood that you should not rely on that, even if it mostly looks like it. The fix using both use utf8 and use open ':encoding(UTF-8) worked perfectly for me as well. The suggestion of using strftime for the numbers only would definitely have been a workable fallback solution that I hadn't thought of.
The only thing that really puzzles me is the different outcome between the non-breaking space and the other non-ASCII characters. But then, it seems Perl has to do quite complex things around Unicode.
Thanks again, and best wishes!