pidgin can not display chinese character under vista

Xinhua Ji xinhua.ji at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 21:25:16 EST 2008


Thank all of you! Based on discussions in the ticket, I've updated pango to
1.18.4 and applied changes to pango.aliases and now everything works fine.

-Xinhua

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 2:37 AM, Daniel Atallah <daniel.atallah at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 2008/2/28 Luke Schierer <lschiere at pidgin.im>:
>
> > Xinhua Ji wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > I downloaded pidgin 2.3.1 and installed on vista. Chinese characters
> > in
> > > contacts name can not be displayed (see attached screenshot). The
> > > conversation window also can not display chinese until I uncheck
> > > "preference/conversation/font/use font from theme" and choose a font
> > > "simsun". However, this does not solve the contacts name problem.
> > > I am running Vista Enterprise. The same package works well in XP.
> > > I googled a lot and tried something like putting "gtk-font-name =
> > > "SimSun 12" " in .gtkrc-2.0 under %userprofile% directory, while it
> > does
> > > affect something but still not chinese characters.
> > >
> > > Anyone can suggest where to look at this problem?
> > > Thanks,
> > > Xinhua Ji
> >
> > Pidgin can display Chinese characters, if you have the fonts for them,
> > and if gtk can find those fonts.
> >
> > I'm afraid I do not know how to make gtk see more of your installed
> > fonts on a windows system.
>
>
> This is being tracked in a couple tickets in our trac instance:
> http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/604
> The specific Vista problem is outlined in:
> http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/2966
>
> -D
>
>
>
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