Debian GNU/Linux 7 \n \lIf you are using the gnome windows manager,
Even though xterm in debian 7 is using UTF-8 encoding by default beeing explicit does not hurt
$ xterm -en UTF-8
an easy way to put it in your gnome menu is to use alacarte
# apt-get install alacarte # exit $and put in Accessories -> New Item
NAME => xterm-UTF8
Command => /usr/bin/xterm -en UTF-8
debian console speak Greek ....