irssi encoding problem.

If you have a problem with encoding in irssi there is an easy way to fix it.
In my setup I am running irssi inside a screen session and connecting from windows7 computer via Putty.

First of all you have to make sure your Putty has correct encoding set, you can check it in configuration dialog under Window -> Translation page.

Second thing you need to do is to start screen with unicode support, you can do this with -U switch.

Third and the last thing you need to do is to set correct encoding in irssi itself, just do /set term_charset utf-8 in chat window.

From now on your irssi should have full unicode support.