msn buddy names show formatting code instead of the name only

Bug #225469 reported by frizzle21 on 2008-05-02
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Pidgin
Fix Released
Unknown
pidgin (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: pidgin

Buddies in my list using Alias formatting from the MSN live messenger show up wrongly, such as:
*one [c=47][b]s0*D3LiCiouS-rawr[/b][/c=40]

[ c=47 ] seems to be a colour instruction whereas [ b ] is obviously a "bold" tag

i understand the lack of interest in textformatting support for buddy names and aliases in pidgin, yet i don't
see the necessity of displaying the formatting code in the buddy name. rather should pidgin understand the code and recognize it
as formatting code, then remove it from the alias or buddy name

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri May 2 02:27:14 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/pidgin
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: pidgin 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: pidgin
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-16-generic i686

frizzle21 (frederik-nnaji) wrote :

i've added the link to the pidgin ticket for taking notice about the implementation of this feature.

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