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Distribution: Slint64-14.2 on Lenovo Thinkpad W520
Sorry, I still do not understand your question.
If you speak about the console, it is utf-8 able by default in all recent kernels so it should accept any utf-8 charset. But ou course the outcome depends on the keyboard map and the font you use.
Other than that, the abilities of a shell depends on which one you use: is it sh, csh, bash, dash, ksh?
By itself the shell 'understand' a command as long as that command complies to its syntax.
Now if you speak about the ability to accept input and do output using specific locales, it depend on the locale settings at the system and user levels, as well as the kind of terminal you use and the interpreter you invoke, so it is really difficult to give general answer to such a question.
You will get more on-spot answers if you word your question in a more specific way. For instance, which distribution do you use, are you speaking about using the console or a virtual terminal under X (and which one in the latter case: xterm, rxvt, urxvt, konsole, terminal, ...) and which interpreter do you use?
Last edited by Didier Spaier; 10-31-2012 at 06:26 PM.
Unfortunately, programming languages don't come in different natural languages. If you look up Bash (or C) in Wikipedia in various languages, you'll see that everyone has to use "do ... done" or "mkdir". Computer programming has always been done in English: the Anglo-Saxons got there first!