You're Here! Great!
Now let's start sexifying your irssi with unicode love!

	# dpkg-reconfigure locales

	NOTE: You want to select your lang, location, and UTF-8, like:


	To keep things simple, deselect all but your main locale. Once it's configured, run

	# egrep ^.._..\.UTF-8 /etc/locale.gen | awk '{print $1}' | sed 's/^/LANG=/' > /etc/environment

	# apt-get install console-tools console-terminus

	# unicode_start

	$ consolechars -f /usr/share/consolefonts/ter-v16n.psf.gz

	NOTE: You have size 16 and 14 available to you, substitute at will

	$ irssi
	Add to /etc/X11/XF86Config if it's not there already:

	FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc"

	Gentooers will need to add FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/terminus"

	# apt-get install xfonts-terminus xterm

	If you performed this inside X, on Debian:

	$ xset fp rehash

	On Gentoo:

	$ xset fp+ /usr/share/fonts/terminus

	$ xset fp rehash

	$ uxterm -fn -xos4-terminus-medium-r-normal--20-200-72-72-c-100-iso10646-1

	And then launch irssi from this new uxterm.
	$ cat /usr/share/doc/xfonts-terminus/README.Debian

	For a list of the choices in sizes and types
Now you should have a sexy irssi capable of displaying proper cyrillic and other things, how sexy!