I have the following problem. When I connect to the server via ssh (client is PuTTY under Windows), I don't get UTF-8 locale. Here is what I see on MacOSX (Yosemite) after ssh connection:
$ locale LANG= LC_COLLATE="C" LC_CTYPE="C" LC_MESSAGES="C" LC_MONETARY="C" LC_NUMERIC="C" LC_TIME="C" LC_ALL=
The thing is that I use the same settings for my Linux connections and on Linux I don't have these problems with locale. So, this might be a problem on the MacOSX side, not on the PuTTY's side.
Any ideas how to have UTF-8?