At the moment I have (via ssh at my site in DH):
I have this done in previous machines at Dreamhost, and do this regularly at
the machines in our local network without issues. This is the first time
the trick refuses to work.
Ah. The problem is the inverse - mc works normally if LANG = en_US (without UTF-8),
so it seems that the installed mc does not work with UTF-8.
This is a somewhat strange situation - my local system is utf-8, and if I send, eg 'é'
to the ssh connection it appears immediately when LANG = en_US, and a
character delayed if I set UTF-8. Any logic to that?