It took me a long time before I decided to handle an issue when connecting via ssh to a server. I had the following error everytime vim launched:
perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), LC_ALL = (unset), LANG = "en_US.UTF-8" are supported and installed on your system. perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
I had no error when connection from a PC with putty, so the problem was on Mac OSX. After some time I finally understood that my locale was not properly set on the Mac and the following command in the terminal did the trick:
It the problem persists, you can add this line in your init script on your server:
echo "export LC_ALL=$LANG" >> ~/.zshrc
Now chocolate time!