It's true Devel::Peek gives no guidance why, but which non-AI command does? °
And how can you know his console is using utf-8? Could be Windows and CP850.
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
Wikisyntax for the Monastery
FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice
°) Those commands will show me the hex codes in ASCII which is correctly displayed by every terminal (plus the monastery)