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I am using VIM for a while, but never faces such a problem.

When i connect to my desktop Ubuntu PC via ssh from a tablet (Asus tf Prime) using terminal emulator (screen-256-colors) I got my vim in Chinese... On desktop it is correctly working in English.

I've tried to set

set langmenu=en_US.UTF-8
language en_US.UTF-8

but it do not help... See screenshotenter image description here

You may find my configuration on github

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The problem was in bad linux package installed on desktop - vim-gnome 2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.1

I've removed it and build vim from sources. And now have no issues at all. Setting "set langmenu" is not needed anymore: vim works great without it.

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try

language message en_US.UTF-8 
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What does that do? How does it help? –  Moses Oct 30 '13 at 22:17

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