Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#505 closed defect (fixed)

icq messages and russian charset

Reported by: Owned by: nobody
Milestone: Adium X 1.0 Component: Service/ICQ
Version: Severity: normal
Keywords: icq offline russian Cc:
Patch Status:

Description (last modified by Evan Schoenberg)

if i am offline and some of my icq correspondents have sent messages with russian letters in to me i receive them unreadable. i've tested it with a lot of icq versions and it always doesn't work. but when i am online - everything is all right.

adium 0.82 mac os 10.3.9

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Changed 15 years ago by me@…

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comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by nicht_ebay@…

This may not be 'politically correct' on another developer's forum :) , but of all IM clients that I've tried, Icy Juice seems to handle encodings best, though it doesn't even come close to the level of customizability that Adium offers (but it does have visibiity settings).

If you want to de-scramble the gibberish that you receive when offline, download Cyrillic Clipboard Converter from (the first one in the gray box on the right). It is not exactly intuitive, but actually easy to use. Copy to clipboard, click on the app'sdock icon, paste. If it doesn't work the first time, try to hand pick from the 'Convert from...' or 'Convert to..." menu. Good luck!

Anyhow, I hope that this (along with visibility/invisibility lists) is addressed in Adium, coz it's a very cool app otherwise!

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by David Smith

Milestone: Adium X 0.82Adium X 0.90

->0.9, not sure when this'll be fixed

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by Augie Fackler

Milestone: Adium X 0.90 (Old)Adium X 0.90

Is this with ICQ official or some other client?

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by mex@…

same trouble. I can't read any offline messages. And it does't depend of what icq client used to send message. Also , if i'm in invisible mode, i can't get readble message too. Adium Ver. x0.86 Mac Os X10.4.3

comment:5 Changed 15 years ago by ofri

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I don't know how it is done now, but the encoding settings for ICQ accounts should be also used for status messages and user info. This problem also happens with Hebrew characters, and my guess is that with every other characters that can't be encoded with ISO-8859-1.

comment:6 Changed 15 years ago by ofri

Forgot to say the most obvious thing - the encoding should also be used for offline messages :)

comment:7 Changed 15 years ago by Evan Schoenberg

Description: modified (diff)

According to the Gaim 2.0.0 changelog, this is fixed in libgaim 2.0.0 (and therefore for Adium 1.0).

comment:8 Changed 15 years ago by Evan Schoenberg

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:9 Changed 15 years ago by Andrew Kachalo (andrew_kachalo at yahoo dot com)

In Adium 0.88 this problem still exists. And more: there's a lot of problems with encodings even if you're online. For example in previous versions of Adium (0.83 for example) there wasn't any problems with encodings.

comment:10 Changed 15 years ago by Peter Hosey

Andrew Kachalo: read evands' second-most-recent comment.

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