I used the code here to do this. It's just an array of substitutions, so you can obviously edit it if it doesn't meet your requirements. Clearly it's a lot less powerful than iconv, but it may be sufficient (and it runs on Windows too :).
On Sunday, 29 April 2012 21:41:35 UTC+1, mscdex wrote:
On Apr 29, 2:32 pm, "P. Douglas Reeder" <reeder...@gmail.com> wrote:
> ...but this is not entirely satisfactory. In particular, I'd like to
> do preserve meaning through conventional substitutions such as ae for
> German ä. Any suggestions?