Text Formatting

Naveen Jafer naveenjafer at outlook.com
Thu Dec 14 01:16:35 EST 2017

Hi Robb,

     Sending the XHTML message as given in the example

  <html xmlns='http://jabber.org/protocol/xhtml-im'>
    <body xmlns='http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml'>
      <p style='font-weight:bold'>hi!</p>

just returns this very same XHTML as a plain string in pidgin, am I supposed to be specifying somewhere in the xmpp message sent that I intend to send a XHTML message, so parse it accordingly? I am sending the text from a Java client that is developed using smack in Java.

Warm Regards,


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From: Eion Robb <eion at robbmob.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2017 1:04:51 AM
To: Naveen Jafer
Cc: support at pidgin.im
Subject: Re: Text Formatting

Hi Naveen,

Have a look at https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0071.html which is the XEP for sending formatted messages.  Basically, you send an XHTML message alongside the plaintext version in order to send <b> to make text bold.


On 13 December 2017 at 23:48, Naveen Jafer <naveenjafer at outlook.com<mailto:naveenjafer at outlook.com>> wrote:

Hi Everyone,

     I have a Java based XMPP client that sends out plain text messages to accounts that are viewed in Pidgin. What needs to be done to set the font formatting when viewing it in Pidgin. I would like to make it bold. **text** hasnt worked for me.

Warm Regards,


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