Hope this is a viable way to answer. I'm kind of the
becoming FreeDict maintainer. The Debian package maintainer
position seems still vacant to me :)
This should be added, as long as the source language requires it.
They should be there. We will put the CVS files into source.bz at
sourceforge. Whether there will be debian source packages,
depends on a debian package maitainer coming forward.
* "iconv -f utf8 -t iso-8859-1" says "illegal input sequence"
iconv gives this error, because the phonetics characters are not
allowed in the _iso-8859-1_. I have successfully opened my
CVS version of eng-ger.tei with yudit, seeing those characters
iconv complained about. Also XML validation was successful.