Okay, so OpenBSD's GNU Screen package wasn't built with UTF-8 Support.
For those who know how to properly contribute and report bugs, how is the best way to report this?
Okay, so after some discussion with the fine folks in #OpenBSD on Freenode, it looks like this is the reason for UTF-8 being disabled in GNU Screen on OpenBSD:
So perhaps in 3 or 4 years when they get around to releasing a new version, it can be enabled in OpenBSD again.
I believe tmux supports it out of the box.
@RussSharek it definitely does. I just tend to use screen, and then tmux inside screen.
Though this has me thinking about how I could change my workflow. Perhaps my first tmux session could be run with an alternate config with screen key bindings (C-a) or something.
You can also create a hotkey which toggles disabling and enabling the local prefix so you can pass the keys through to the remote session.
I avoid nesting them, keep my keybinds enabled, and theme each session different colors. I ran a command on the wrong machine just enough times that I don't fully trust myself. :)
I used screen for a long time, and remapped ctrl-a in tmux to use it because it was burned deep into my muscle memory.
@egret In the end this is where I went and the folks there helped me find some info on why it was purposely disabled.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.