Receiving Special Characters in Pidgin
gungewolf at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 04:07:14 EDT 2008
Dear Pidgin Support Community,
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.
Please pardon me if I've overlooked the answer to this question. I
don't know much at all about programming, and it may have been staring
me right in the face in computer jargon, and I didn't realize it.
Thank you in advance for your help!
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