Actually, I lost any hope long time ago. The only consolation is that if not myself, then probably my [grand]children will be lucky enough to see Unicode support in burning software.
I don't know why exactly CD/DVD burning software is so different from other kinds of software. At first I thought that burning software is so complex and big that there is huge legacy code base, which can't be built with wide character support. So, the only solution is to write everything from scratch. Then I noticed that there are burning packages that are merely of few MB's (including graphics et al). Moreover, there are programs which are written by single enthusiast person! So, writing CD/DVD burning program from scratch is by all means doable even by single developer.
Then there is mega-question: Why, why nobody wrote it with Unicode support till this very day? Why can't they do two separate builds, one is ANSI (for Win9x, if it's so important for them) and another is Unicode (for NT line, which 97% of users have)? How can they underestimate importance of different languages support now, in year 2005?
I can't recall any other software I used under Win2K/XP in recent couple of years that was lacking wide character support. It is vast spectre of programs: from programming tools to media editing packages. There is only one strange category that stands out: CD/DVD burning software.