Provided by: libutf8-all-perl_0.003-1_all bug


       utf8::all - turn on Unicode - all of it


       version 0.003


           use utf8::all; # Turn on UTF-8. All of it.

           open my $in, '<', 'contains-utf8';  # UTF-8 already turned on here
           print length 'foo bXr';             # 7 UTF-8 characters
           my $utf8_arg = shift @ARGV;         # @ARGV is UTF-8 too!


       utf8 allows you to write your Perl encoded in UTF-8. That means UTF-8 strings, variable
       names, and regular expressions. "utf8::all" goes further, and makes @ARGV encoded in
       UTF-8, and filehandles are opened with UTF-8 encoding turned on by default (including
       STDIN, STDOUT, STDERR), and charnames are imported so "\N{...}" sequences can be used to
       compile Unicode characters based on names. If you don't want UTF-8 for a particular
       filehandle, you'll have to set "binmode $filehandle".

       The pragma is lexically-scoped, so you can do the following if you had some reason to:

               use utf8::all;
               open my $out, '>', 'outfile';
               my $utf8_str = 'foo bXr';
               print length $utf8_str, "\n"; # 7
               print $out $utf8_str;         # out as utf8
           open my $in, '<', 'outfile';      # in as raw
           my $text = do { local $/; <$in>};
           print length $text, "\n";         # 10, not 7!


       The project homepage is <>.

       The latest version of this module is available from the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network
       (CPAN). Visit <> to find a CPAN site near you, or see <>.

       The development version lives at
       <> and may be cloned from
       git:// <git://>.  Instead of
       sending patches, please fork this project using the standard git and github


       The development version is on github at
       <> and may be cloned from
       git:// <git://>


       No bugs have been reported.

       Please report any bugs or feature requests through the web interface at <>.


       ·   Michael Schwern <>

       ·   Mike Doherty <>


       This software is copyright (c) 2009 by Michael Schwern <>.

       This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as
       the Perl 5 programming language system itself.