Office Communicator issue regarding font displays on terminating hosts

Scott Canaga scanaga at
Wed Nov 5 19:24:56 EST 2014


I've got an interesting issue I'm not sure how to resolve.

I use Pidgin to get around Lync 2013's bloated UI. I'm experiencing an issue with fonts. No matter what font I select (either using the configuration under Tools -> Preferences -> Conversations -> Font, or Tools -> Plugins -> Pidgin GTK+ Theme Control (or Conversation Colors) the display on the terminating machine (which is using Lync 2013) is a copy of the end user's font.

Is this a known issue?

To reiterate, Pidgin's font selection doesn't seem to negotiate with lync properly. Pidgin displays inbound messages from me to my recipients as the recipient's font configuration and there doesn't appear to be a way to fix this by modifying the font.

For example:

If my font is set to look like this

And my recipient's font looks like this

My font looks like this on the recipient's application (Lync 2013)

But not like this.

Scott Canaga
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