Re: [Pidgin] #11303: XMPP: Problems special characters like ä ö ü

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Sun Feb 7 10:31:22 EST 2010

#11303: XMPP: Problems special characters like ä ö ü
 Reporter:  NeoBelerophon       |        Owner:  deryni 
     Type:  defect              |       Status:  pending
Milestone:                      |    Component:  XMPP   
  Version:  2.6.5               |   Resolution:         
 Keywords:  XMPP special chars  |  
Changes (by rekkanoryo):

  * status:  new => pending


 It looks to me like you're using an ICQ transport on XMPP.  This means
 that Trillian is not necessarily the problem here.

 There is clearly an `�` (NULL) in the text sent by the transport.  That
 character, along with all other ASCII control characters and some others,
 are explicitly prohibited from being sent over XMPP.  As I recall, the RFC
 for XMPP states that a client MUST disconnect if it receives such
 characters and a server must disconnect the client sending such characters
 if it receives such characters from a client.  This is a bug in both the
 transport software and whatever server software is in use.

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