in reply to Re: How to sanely handle unicode in perl?
in thread How to sanely handle unicode in perl?

That does not work. It has the same effect as commenting out the "use open" line. Try it in an UTF-8 terminal with LC_CTYPE set properly to utf-8. The print to STDOUT corrupts the character.
karoshi:~>LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 ./u8demo.pl I read a line, that is 1 chars long. That line is: � That line in ascii is: o

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Re^3: How to sanely handle unicode in perl?
by Your Mother (Archbishop) on Mar 20, 2015 at 16:43 UTC

    You took the locale bit out, right? Both examples from choroba and me/tchrist work in my UTF-8 terminal.

    moo@cow~>echo $LC_CTYPE
    utf-8
    moo@cow~>perl ~/pm-eg
    I read a line, that is 1 chars long.
    That line is: 
    That line in ascii is: o
    

    Update: this works the same for me as well: setenv LC_CTYPE de_DE.UTF-8

      As said elsewhere, I've not found a way to make it work in both UTF-8 and ISO8859-1 terminals. Not looking at the locale charset to see what terminal you are on does not sound like it'll work.