International characters over ssh
I have a bizarre problem with Red Hat 9.
Locally, using gnome-terminal, I can use my Swedish characters ("åäö" and their capitalized siblings "ÅÄÖ") without any problems. It also works inside the irssi IRC client, as well as from a bash session launched from hte terminal.
However, when I connect via ssh strange things happen. In the terminal, Swedish characters appear to register only when an additional key is pressed. For example, when I press "å", it's only shown after I press an additional character. If I launch irssi, two or three strange characters are shown in sequence instead of my Swedish characters. The prompt in irssi behaves very strangely as a result of this.
I've tried connecting both with SecureCRT and Putty (Windows based SSH clients) with the same result. I've also manipulated the keymap and terminal settings.
However, if I launch ssh locally from Red Hat and connect to my own machine, it all works nicely. I don't know where to place the blame -- whether it's a keymap or terminal issue in the ssh clients, or some setting somewhere I'm supposed to fiddle with.
I did not have this problem in FreeBSD. It is frustrating I would really appreciate any hints so that I can keep using my old box remotely again!