in reply to Re^10: UTF8 versus \w in pattern matching
in thread UTF8 versus \w in pattern matching

Too many moving parts!!! One should be using the following here:

local $Data::Dumper::Useqq = 1; print(Dumper($a));

Fix the problems until you get the correct string (one that contains "\x{e9}" or "\351" for ""). Then worry about the output to the terminal.

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