I am trying to only use UTF-8 for anything (Client on Win7 64 bit, servers Debian 64bit, su rights for everything). On Stackoverflow I can find many solutions to fix
vim for UTF-8 handling. I also have no trouble with my apps iusing PHP and MySQL to only use UTF-8.
But in Putty, as soon as I set "Remote character set" to UTF-8, the terminal output of special chars gets messed up.
On a new server /etc/locale.gen looks as follows:
de_DE ISO-8859-1 de_DE.UTF-8 UTF-8 de_DE.UTF-8@euro UTF-8 de_DE@euro ISO-8859-15
Question: How can I restrict the system to only use utf-8 for everything?
Do I still have to tell every app to use utf-8 individually (eg. vim, mutt, aptitude etc.)?