How to fix this error on Pidgin 2.6.6

David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Fri Feb 26 17:36:55 EST 2010


I See You Copy wrote:
> How to fix this error:
> "*Error retrieving profile
> 
> This profile is in a language or format that is not supported at this 
> time*."

You forgot to say you were using Yahoo! instant messaging!

Which pidgin version?

What did you do just before you got the error?

What does the debug log say, in particular, which language does it say 
the profile is in?

You get the message if:

1) the profile author has specified a language not supported by Yahoo!

2) the profile author has specified a language that is new to Yahoo! and 
  not yet known to Pidgin;

3) Yahoo! have changed the format of the profile page such that Pidgin 
no longer knows where to look for the language.

Which of these is most likely in your case?

As of 2.6.4, the supported languages were:  DA, DE, EL, EN_GB, EN, 
ES_AR, ES_ES, ES_MX, ES_US, FR_CA, FR_FR, IT, JA, KO, NO, PT, PT_BR, SV, 
ZH_CN, ZH_HK, ZH_US, ZH_TW and XX.

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