UTF-8 by default in konsole

I just had to manually configure konsole so that it uses UTF-8 as default character encoding. See linked wiki page.

What defaults konsole uses for a new user / new installation?
Where can those defaults be set, system-wide?

Make it so that konsole always defaults to utf-8, unless the user manually sets the default to something else.

Chinese fonts missing in konsole

Chinese fonts are missing in the console or when using vim to edit a file which contains Chinese text. For example:

kate chinese.txt // Works perfectly. Chinese text is properly displayed.
vim  chinese.txt // Displays "�� ��" instead of Chinese.

In the Konsole window, select the menu:
Settings > Edit the current profile > Advanced > select 'UTF-8' as the default character encoding.

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