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One last thing, I've been trying to figure out how to add utf8 to first_alpha, which I posted earlier. I am not having any success with it. So, how should I add it to that subroutine?

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Re^5: Special character not being captured
by choroba (Archbishop) on Jun 24, 2019 at 07:19 UTC
    It doesn't belong there. You should always decode the input, as soon as possible; and similarly encode the output immediately before sending it out. first_alpha should receive an already decoded string.

    map{substr$_->[0],$_->[1]||0,1}[\*||{},3],[[]],[ref qr-1,-,-1],[{}],[sub{}^*ARGV,3]