Get french accent on Linux terminal connected via ssh from MacOS High Sierra

I come on this forum since no answers or suggestions on other forums.

I am often connecting from a MacOS High Sierra terminal via SSH to a Debian 8.0. The locales on my MacOS are :

LANG= LC_COLLATE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_MESSAGES="en_US.UTF-8" LC_MONETARY="en_US.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8" LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8" LC_ALL="en_US.UTF-8" 

Everything on MacOS side works fine, I can type on this MacOS terminal all french characters, even combined for example to get “ê” character with key “^+e”.

My issue is that I am often connected via to a Debian 8.0 and I can’t get to have french accents like I have on MacOS.

I have done on Debian 8.0 :

# locale-gen  Generating locales (this might take a while)...   fr_FR.ISO-8859-1... done   fr_FR.UTF-8... done   fr_FR.ISO-8859-15@euro... done 

So the locales on Debian 8.0 are :

locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 LC_CTYPE="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_NUMERIC="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_TIME="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_COLLATE="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_MONETARY="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_MESSAGES="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_PAPER="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_NAME="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_ADDRESS="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_TELEPHONE="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_MEASUREMENT="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_IDENTIFICATION="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_ALL=fr_FR.ISO8859 

I have also tried with :

# locale locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory LANG=fr_FR@euro LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 LC_CTYPE="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_NUMERIC="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_TIME="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_COLLATE="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_MONETARY="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_MESSAGES="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_PAPER="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_NAME="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_ADDRESS="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_TELEPHONE="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_MEASUREMENT="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_IDENTIFICATION="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_ALL=fr_FR.ISO8859 

I don’t see where is the problem, anyone could help me to have french accent on Debian terminal from my MacOS keyboard like I have on my MacOS terminal ?

UPADTE 1 :

I tried the solution suggested by @Spiff by doing :

 $   locale-gen "en_US.UTF-8" Generating locales (this might take a while)...   en_US.UTF-8... done Generation complete.  $   locale  LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE= LC_CTYPE="C" LC_NUMERIC="C" LC_TIME="C" LC_COLLATE="C" LC_MONETARY="C" LC_MESSAGES="C" LC_PAPER="C" LC_NAME="C" LC_ADDRESS="C" LC_TELEPHONE="C" LC_MEASUREMENT="C" LC_IDENTIFICATION="C" LC_ALL=C 

But this doesn’t seem to work since when I type on french accent character, nothing displays.

UPADTE 2 :

I have found a partial solution : if I put into a new file ~/.bash_profile :

LANGUAGE="en_US.UTF-8" 

Then, I can type french accent characters.

But now, the issue is that I have no more the file ~/.bashrc executed (so no more environments variables, no alias, nothing more).

If I do at the end of ~/.bash_profile : source ~/.bashrc, nothing happens.

How to circumvent this issue and make take into account my ~/.bashrc file ?

Thanks