Thai encoding in Pidgin

Patrick Kollitsch pkollitsch at
Sun Aug 24 01:30:48 EDT 2008

Hello Somsak and Daniel,

Thank you for your replies. The tip with the ticket
( did it for me. I switched on
"use font from theme" and Thai letters are shown on both sides.


Patrick Kollitsch
Ban Bang Por, Ko Samui, Thailand

On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 22:26, Daniel Atallah <daniel.atallah at> wrote:
> 2008/8/21 Somsak Sriprayoonsakul <somsaks at>:
>> Hello,
>>   I'm Thai too and using Pidgin for a while, but rarely have the same
>> problem as yours. Sometimes some of my friend send me Thai words and it turn
>> out to be utf-8 garbage. But that occurred rarely to me. Note that, I'm
>> using Tahoma as the font. I've tried Angsana and Phaisarn and it works the
>> same way too. Also, all my locale setting (place/country/regional settings)
>> is all Thai. That might be the problem. Note that right now I'm using Vista
>> ultimate. But I've been using Pidgin on WindowsXP for a long time.
>>   Note that, once I notify my friend that I can't read the text, the usually
>> change font or something and problems goes away. I think this problem
>> depends on client too.
> See for more information about this.
> You can disable formatting on incoming messages to work around this if
> you can't figure out how to add more font mappings.
> -D

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