Incomming messages uses Cyrillic characters instead of accented latin when CP1250 codepage set in ICQ account options

Bug #110363 reported by Roman Polach on 2007-04-26
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Won't Fix
Fix Released
pidgin (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gaim

I have selected "CP1250" in "Encoding" entry in "ICQ Options" in ICQ account dialog.
In Edgy, there were both incoming and outcoming messages coded correctly (all accented characters of czech language).
But now in Feisty, outcomming messages are still ok, but all incomming messages have
some cyrillic characters instead of czech accented latin characters.

kokoko (bababa) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug.

Could you please help us by telling us the version of Gaim you are using?

Roman Polach (rpolach) wrote :

It is 2.0.0beta6 (package version 2.0.0+beta6-1ubuntu4 feisty)

It seams the problem appears only if sender uses QIP client, but note that:
* previous version of Gaim (2.0.0beta3.1 of edgy) worked with those QIP clients correctly;
* people using those QIP clients say that other recipients of their messages (using official ICQ clients) also do not have this problem.

Roman Polach (rpolach) wrote :

Gaim for Windows has exactly the same problem as Gaim in Ubuntu,
so this bug should be probably forwarded upstream...

Roman Polach (rpolach) wrote :

Another note: The problem appears only if message is sent directly (both sender and me are online).
When the message is stored on ICQ server, it is delivered in correct coding. So it seems that only Gaim
has problem understanding QIP message characterset.

Roman Polach (rpolach) wrote :

The same problem is with Pidgin 2.0.0 final from

Richard Laager (rlaager) wrote :

It would help us a lot if you could file a bug at and then link that bug number here.

Changed in gaim:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gaim:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gaim:
status: Unknown → New
Richard Laager (rlaager) on 2008-06-01
Changed in pidgin:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in gaim:
status: New → Won't Fix
Changed in pidgin:
status: Unknown → New
Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

Is this symptom still reproducible in 8.10 beta?

Changed in pidgin:
status: New → Incomplete
Sergiy Zuban (s-zuban) wrote :

Under 8.10 (pidgin 2.5.2) I had a similar issue with Ukrainian characters sent from QIP even if ICQ encoding set to "windows-1251". Should I try "CP1251" ?

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in pidgin:
status: New → Fix Released
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