Pod::Weaver::Plugin::SingleEncoding - ensure that there is exactly one =encoding of known value


version 4.019


The SingleEncoding plugin is a Dialect and a Finalizer.

During dialect translation, it will look for =encoding directives. If it finds them, it will ensure that they all agree on one encoding and remove them.

During document finalization, it will insert an =encoding directive at the top of the output, using the encoding previously detected. If no encoding was detected, the plugin's encoding attribute will be used instead. That defaults to UTF-8.

If you want to reject any =encoding directive that doesn't match your expectations, set the encoding attribute by hand.

No actual validation of the encoding is done. Pod::Weaver, after all, deals in text rather than bytes.


This module should work on any version of perl still receiving updates from the Perl 5 Porters. This means it should work on any version of perl released in the last two to three years. (That is, if the most recently released version is v5.40, then this module should work on both v5.40 and v5.38.)

Although it may work on older versions of perl, no guarantee is made that the minimum required version will not be increased. The version may be increased for any reason, and there is no promise that patches will be accepted to lower the minimum required perl.


Ricardo SIGNES <>


This software is copyright (c) 2023 by Ricardo SIGNES.

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