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Thread: HOWTO: Fix Gaim character misrepresention problem - Change unicode encoding

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    HOWTO: Fix Gaim character misrepresention problem - Change unicode encoding

    Many people use different characters encoding than the one found in UDF-8, which Gaim uses as standard. Especially those of non-english origin. For many people changeing it to ISO-8859-1 will fix the problem.

    The problem is sometimes restricted to sertain messaging protocols and accounts.

    Do this:
    Right click on the Gaim system tray icon ->
    click on "Accounts" ->
    choose the account which is giving you troubles ->
    Click on "Modify" ->
    Click on "Show more options" ->
    Paste this text "ISO-8859-1" over "UTF-8" in the option line named "Encodings:" ->
    Press save ->
    Reinitialise the windows that use the account in question
    Done!

    This should fix most peoples problems, but not everyones.

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    Re: HOWTO: Fix Gaim character misrepresention problem - Change unicode encoding

    No replies. It doesn't seem that many people have been experiencing this problem - lucky bastards

    Anyway if this doesn't solve your problem, then you might need to use a different unicode string. The one I provided is standard english encoding, but has many extra characters, so it is compatable with many other languages. To find a different unicode string just do a searce for something like "unicode" on this forum and on any search engine, that should fix you up.

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    Re: HOWTO: Fix Gaim character misrepresention problem - Change unicode encoding

    btw... your Post just helped me so thanks

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