Well, the problem is that you want to know what is the current system encoding under your linux server, but it’s not a system setting, rather a terminal setting. To know which is the terminal encoding just type:
If you want to know the terminal language type:
To list all the configuration, just type:
And, least but not last, if you want to change the encoding type:
export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 export LANG="$LC_ALL" export LANGUAGE="$LC_ALL"