Write your Perl script in non-ASCII or non-UTF-8
With the encoding pragma, you can write your Perl script in any encoding you like (so long as the Encode module supports it) and still enjoy Unicode support. However, this encoding module is deprecated under perl 5.18. It uses a mechanism provided by perl that is deprecated under 5.18 and higher, and may be removed in a future version. The easiest and the best alternative is to write your script in UTF-8.
You can contact the maintainers of this package via email at
perl-Encode dash maintainers at fedoraproject dot org.