Thai encoding in Pidgin

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 11:26:25 EDT 2008


2008/8/21 Somsak Sriprayoonsakul <somsaks at gmail.com>:
> Hello,
>
>   I'm Thai too and using Pidgin for a while, but rarely have the same
> problem as yours. Sometimes some of my friend send me Thai words and it turn
> out to be utf-8 garbage. But that occurred rarely to me. Note that, I'm
> using Tahoma as the font. I've tried Angsana and Phaisarn and it works the
> same way too. Also, all my locale setting (place/country/regional settings)
> is all Thai. That might be the problem. Note that right now I'm using Vista
> ultimate. But I've been using Pidgin on WindowsXP for a long time.
>
>   Note that, once I notify my friend that I can't read the text, the usually
> change font or something and problems goes away. I think this problem
> depends on client too.

See http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/604 for more information about this.

You can disable formatting on incoming messages to work around this if
you can't figure out how to add more font mappings.

-D



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