in reply to Lost in encodings
update: sorry after rereading the OP I doubt the following is relevant in this case
I can't test now, but I just tutored my colleagues in unicode+perl and the debugger reacted strange because of it's pre-settings and the win-console.
(Maybe also dependend on the OS)
My recommendation is to better test without debugger.
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
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