[Pidgin] Protocol Specific Questions modified

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Mon Apr 1 16:03:27 EDT 2019

Page "Protocol Specific Questions" was changed by EionRobb
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Index: Protocol Specific Questions
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 ICQ has no comprehension of character sets or encodings.  It simply sends (almost) any random chunk of data a user enters.  Pidgin by default assumes everything is UTF-8.  If this is not the case, you will need to edit your account (Accounts->''your ICQ account''->Edit Account) and change the Encoding setting on the Advanced tab.  You will need to enter the correct encoding for your buddies' messages there.  At this time it is currently possible to configure only one encoding for an ICQ account.
 Some details about this should be collected on the [wiki:ICQEncodingProgress] page.
+=== Why do I get the error "Unable to connect to BOS server"? ===
+At the end of 2018 ICQ announced that they were shutting down the old (OSCAR) protocol in favour of a new (WIM) protocol.  Pidgin ships with an ICQ protocol that uses OSCAR.  As of the end of March 2019, the OSCAR protocol is completely shut down.  You will either need to switch to a new protocol or use [https://github.com/EionRobb/icyque/ the IcyQue plugin] to continue using ICQ.
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