As you might already know, I am Lithuanian, and Lithuanians use a non-standard charset (ISO-8859-13 or Windows-1257). I am currently having trouble with converting UTF-8 input (that I get from certain XML-RPC server) to locally displayable text (on console). The locale that I am using on windows is called "cp1257", while on FreeBSD I am using "iso8859-13". This is all very well, but I do not even know where to start reading on how to convert UTF-8 data to something locale specific. perldoc perlunicode says that unicode charset convertion is still in development (I am using perl 5.6.1 -- I could upgrade to 5.8 on FreeBSD but not on Windows -- 5.8 is still not out there, is it?)
So... where could I start searchin for information on this? Have you solved similar problems? Perhaps there are some modules that I could use? What is the general status of Unicode support in Perl?
Thank you in advance