Renaming files with asian characters

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hi, I have a kind of strange problem that I haven't been able to resolve for a couple of days now so I thought I'd ask to see if anyone else had come across this. I have a bunch of files that I need to rename, ordinarily this is pretty easy task. The problem here is that the file names have Chinese / Japanese characters (sorry for my ignorance I can't tell the difference). ie [$$$$$$$$].SOMETHING BLAH BLAH.ext Where all the "$$$$" are insert Chinese characters. The problem is that sed or perl doesn't seem to handle the (HowTos)