Finch (libpurple) & special characters

Ethan Blanton elb at
Thu Nov 29 13:44:02 EST 2007

Timo Jyrinki spake unto us the following wisdom:
> 2007/11/28, Timo Jyrinki <timo.jyrinki at>:
> > It's just very weird how it does not work eg. in GNOME Terminal. I
> > also tried Konsole and XFCE Terminal which have been problem-free for
> > me before, but also those fail to work correctly with Finch.
> One more thing, so that's it's mentioned at least in the archives:
> using Finch inside screen (1) gets it working with accented characters
> in any terminal, too. And this was actually what I was going to do
> anyway.


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