philkime has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I am looking for a good transliteration module able to cope with a range of scripts. There is Unicode ::Transliterate which is old but still seems to compile and work with current ICU libraries. However, it's said to be alpha quality and has a lot of compiler warnings. Lingua::Translit doesn't have very many scripts (no Indic) but is extensible. I tried to write a mapping for Latin<->Devanagari but it's all data rule driven which makes defining new mappings a pain - no coding, just XML rules with no control over NFC/NFD etc. Lingua::Deva seems to work but it's just for Devanagari and I'd prefer something more general.
So, does anyone know what happened to PICU - the "wrapper for ICU"? ICU is the way to go but as far as I know, there has never been a decent perl wrapper for this. I heard rumours that perl6 would use ICU internally but that was, like a lot of perl6 news, years and years ago ...