allowable characters in passwords

Ethan Blanton elb at
Tue May 5 13:24:41 EDT 2009

Peter Saint-Andre spake unto us the following wisdom:
> After changing someone's password at the IM service (yes, I
> handle lost-password requests), I noticed that Pidgin will not accept
> certain characters in passwords (the sticking point this time was "+").
> Does Pidgin allow only [a-zA-Z0-9] or somesuch?

I don't see anything in the code that suggests this ... what do you
mean by "will not accept"?


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