when I sync my WM6 HTC TyTN with KDE PIM on my Gentoo I get my contact's names messed in Kontact (I can see 2 rectangles for every non-ASCII character).
I think the problem is that I don't use utf8 as my system's locale (I use iso8859-2). As I don't want to change my system's locale the synchronization is useless for me now.
My suggestion is to make sync-engine do an encoding conversion on the produced .xml file in ~/.synce/.../... based either on a new option stored in ~/.synce/....conf.xml or based on autodetection of system locale.
I was not sure wheather to put it here or in the feature requests section but since it makes synchronization unusable on non-UTF8 systems It ended up here.
Thank you for any efforts in this, Zdenek Koprivik