I found:http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... rs-213950/http://osdir.com/ml/linux.suse.m17n/200 ... 00017.html
In the XMMS Preferences window, Fonts tab, you must select fonts that have the characters you wish to see. If you play files whose names are encoded in UTF8 (Unicode), you should also put a tick in the "Use fontsets" box. These measures don't cover the whole program - some i18n work remains to be done.
The / etc/sysconfig/i18n file is a settings file mainly for the shell (and textmode programs). If the shell shows funky escape sequences in place of non-ASCII characters, it may not support or isn't set up to support the character encoding that is used.
Many people still use language and country specific encodings instead of UTF8 in IRC. It's a pity, since Unicode is a much more advanced system, but both practices have their advantages.
Many clicks to wade through the various xmms configuration dialogs. I eventually found the fonts tab and all the fonts that I loaded in preview look terrible, jagged.
Right there in the preview you can test which installed fonts support unicode.