You can usually do it in 4 easy steps:
- Terminal emulator environment
Ensure your terminal emulator is using UTF-8 encoding. If you're using iTerm on OS X, you can find this in Bookmarks -> Manage Profiles -> Terminal Profiles -> Default.
- Shell environment
Configure your shell to use the UTF-8 version of your locale. For example, edit your
~/.bashrcfile and change or add this line:
- Screen configuration
~/.screenrc,file, add this line:
- Irssi configuration
~/.irssi/configfile in the
settings -> "fe-common/core"section, add the option:
term_charset = "utf-8";
You will need to quit irssi, exit the screen session and log out of the shell completely, then load it all back up again.
Now you too can impress your friends by using stylish words and phrases such as touché,
בְּרֵאשִׁית, בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים, אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ