Arch linux on VirtualBox.
My problem is the console (not X) does not show accents like "á ã ç". The problem is showing, not typing. I have a text file with these accents and when I use "cat" the don't show correctly.
I was able to make it work with "setfont cp850-8x16", however, I do want to use Terminus (or some other font) and in any case, I want to understand why other fonts that should be capable of showing these characters (supposedly, Lat2-Terminus16 should handle them, but does not work) don't do that.
I already spent some hours on research and testing, and tried a bunch of setfont/loadunimap, and none helped except the one mentioned above. My guess is I have to do something about UNICODE before using the other fonts, but I do not know what.
It's surprising the low amount of resources on how to make stuff like this work.
The end result is that I should be able to type accents (pt_BR) with a beautiful font on the Console (text-mode).