pidgin can not display chinese character under vista
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.
On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 2:37 AM, Daniel Atallah <daniel.atallah at gmail.com>
> 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:
> The specific Vista problem is outlined in:
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