Receiving Special Characters in Pidgin
phil at hannent.co.uk
Sun Aug 17 07:11:34 EDT 2008
Susi W wrote:
> I downloaded Pidgin a few days ago, and have been extremely pleased.
> I've only encountered one problem: when someone sends me a message
> with a special character, random errors will occur. A friend sent me
> a message with the Euro sign €, followed of course by a number amount.
> When I received the text, the Euro sign and everything following it
> were simply truncated. He also sent me an o with a strike through it
> ø, which appeared instead as an X (but did not truncate any of the
> I have already read about the different required method for typing
> special characters into Pidgin, though I have been using the character
> map, which works just fine. I tried copying both of these characters
> into my own text window, and sending them to a friend, and they both
> displayed in my typing window and on his screen with no problem. We
> only encountered the problems when I was trying to receive these
> characters in a message.
Could you provide us with the operating system you are using along with
the version of pidgin?
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