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


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.



language message en_US.UTF-8 
  • What does that do? How does it help?
    – user201262
    Oct 30 '13 at 22:17

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.