/set recode_autodetect_utf8 ON
/set term_type utf-8
/set term_charset utf-8
(for your terminal)
uxterm -sb -bg black -fg green -g 100x25
my damn fonts keep having a problem with chinese and other languages if i don't use the default font and size. luckily it's barely usable, but still pretty large. more application-specific details here.