g_convert / g_iconv support for transliteration
Submitted by Behdad Esfahbod
In vte I just committed a change to first try g_iconv_open "targetcharset//translit" first and try "targetcharset" if that fails. With GLibc and GNU iconv, that means translation never fails and it does a very nice job of transliteration. For example, converting from UTF-8 to Latin1//translit, Arabic chars are replaced by question marks, but "Ňň" will be converted to "Nn".
Not sure about other iconv implementations, but that's an extremely useful feature.