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UTF-8 on a shell

Dear Lazyweb, can you please explain how to properly credit a frenchman in a changelog without mangling his name? I do not consider it acceptable to use a different editor, make sure that my terminal was started with the proper environment variables set (run-time configuration does not seem to do it) before I can correctly enter non-english characters in a text mode editor.

I guess I need to make the UTF-8 transition on the desktop. Are there any docs about how to do this?

It is just incredibly frustrating to spend an hour on IRC just to create a changelog entry for a patch that took a minute to make and five minutes to test.