It would seem that search.cpan.org (and possibly other parts of the CPAN system as this particular problem may have roots elsewhere in the chain) is having a few problems with some characters outside the Latin-1 range.
If you go to http://search.cpan.org/search?mode=module&query=SOAP::Client, you will note that the second entry seems rather garbled. I know not the author, but judging from his entries it would seem that his name may be ethiopian.
Not that this is a real problem, hardly a buglet in fact as the site works nevertheless, but it shows once more how hard it is to deal properly with encodings, even for experienced programmers. At first this touched mostly XML, and people were making fun of us for the problems we'd thrown ourselves into to get things right encodings-wise. But now people are expecting -- and rightly so -- the entire web to be Unicode safe. This puts quite a few of us into trouble, as few tools are yet ready for this and few know how to deal with this properly. I got burnt many times already so I can only advise anyone that is doing web stuff to pay attention to such issues, as it won't be possible to dodge them long