Characters such as "ö" or "ü" in status description crash Pidgin

Ethan Blanton elb at
Fri May 9 23:35:07 EDT 2008

Adam spake unto us the following wisdom:
> Characters like "ü" in status crash Pidgin. I noticed that when MusicTracker
> was changing my status and put in Motley Crüe in the status.
> Can it be fixed?

Does this crash when you enter such a string yourself?  I am aware of
no such bugs.

The MusicTracker plugin is known to be buggy in *many* ways -- I
suspect this is a bug in the plugin, not in Pidgin.


The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils].  They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
		-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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