So I’ve just released JSON::Any 1.09. It is heading down the tubes to your local CPAN mirror now. The big change over 1.08 is better unicode support. Yuval Kogman has added support so that … well here’s the pod explaining it:
The one parameter that is universally supported (to the extent that is supported by the underlying JSON modules) is C<utf8>. When this parameter is enabled all resulting JSON will be marked as unicode, and all unicode strings in the input data structure will be preserved as such.
Since I only speak a language that is ASCII compatible I’m happy someone else took up the gauntlet for UTF8 isims.
Update: This will break compatibility with 5.6.*, let me know if this is a stopper for you and something can be worked out.