As title. Also I'm using Neovim inside Tmux. I've tried both with/without Tmux and the results are the same:

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This will be a popular and helpful question, since I cannot find any related websites after Googled "nvim floating term Chinese" and similars. Just add the following:

export LANG=zh_TW.UTF-8          # or en_US.UTF-8 as indicated in the Ref. below

I put an issue there: https://github.com/neovim/neovim/issues/16400

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    In general, yes, you need the locale settings to use the right encoding and language
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Nov 22, 2021 at 12:26

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