O masters of international encoding:
Perl veteran, but Unicode n00b. Let's say I have a title in a foreign language, say: "Vals På Vinkelgränd", but I need to convert it to "ASCII": that is, I want to get "Vals Pa Vinkelgrand" out of it. What Perl module can do what I want? (Note: This will be a personal script, and it will always run on 5.14.2 or higher, so I'm not worried about Unicode bugs/weird implementations in older Perls.)
For the curious, here's the application: I have a bunch of MP3 files, and many of them have these international characters (the example title is from the Movits! album Äppelknyckarjazz). I want to script a way to turn the song titles into filenames. But, unfortunately, I'm using Dropbox, and apparently its filesystem doesn't deal with Unicode characters in filenames (or filenames that differ only by case, FTM--perhaps they have a giant DOS server farm :-/ ). So, every time I store a filename with a Unicode character in it in my Dropbox folder, it comes out all garbled on the other side. So I figured the simplest thing would be to just give up, and leave the full Unicode strings in the MP3 tags, but turn the filenames into "plain ASCII." And I'd like to script this solution.
I humbly await enlightenment.