Text-Encoding in XMPP-Account

Nathan Walp nwalp at pidgin.im
Fri Nov 23 16:04:08 EST 2007

Stefan Offermann wrote:
> Hi,
> is there an option to change the text-encoding of an XMPP-account?
> My Buddy and I both run pidgin on Windows, using irc-over-xmpp to get 
> into an IRC-Channel. While my Umlauts (ä, ö, ü) are correctly displayed 
> in the chat-window, the umlauts on his machine are "corrupted" chars, 
> his umlauts on my screen are not shown at all.
> Is this a problem with the text encoding in xmpp, in irc or is it a 
> problem of the ejabberd-server providing irc-over-xmpp?
> I hope someone can help with this weird problem.
> Best regards,
> Stefan Offermann

This is most likely a problem with the irc portion of the link.  XMPP is 
itself entirely UTF-8, so if the IRC laywer were not there, you'd see 
the umlauts fine.


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