Finch (libpurple) & special characters

Timo Jyrinki timo.jyrinki at
Wed Nov 28 03:29:55 EST 2007

> On 7/11/07, Luke Schierer <lschiere at> wrote:
> > My 1th language is spanish, and whenever I want to write a ñ the program
> > closes. The accented characters, plus, doesnt work.
> > What can I do?, I wasnt able to find anything on the Pidgin homepage.
> What is the output of the "locale" command.  It should say something
> like en_US.UTF-8 or es_ES.UTF-8.  If it does not have the "UTF-8" in it,
> then that would be the most likely cause of the crash.

Coming back to this old issue, I still seem to have this. I can't type
"ä" or "ö" in Finch, basically preventing me of using Finnish
properly. Using Ubuntu 7.10 and both GNOME Terminal and xterm, using
fi_FI.UTF-8. It's also the same problem if I use LANG=C or
LANG=en_US.UTF-8, or if I change the character set of the terminal
from UTF-8 to ISO-8859-15.

I tried also 2.3.0. Since there's no ticket about the issue, has
someone encountered the problem and found out why it happens?


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