#1026 closed defect (duplicate)

UTF-8 nick names in jabber group chats don't work

Reported by: leon@… Owned by: wilmer
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Jabber Version: devel
Keywords: Cc:
IRC client+version: irssi 0.8.15 Operating System: Linux
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Bitlbee has problems handling UTF-8 nick names in jabber group chats. With another client, I'm using the nick ':ムだ⎔N' in a group chat. Bitlbee silently ignores messages sent from this nick and does not display the name in the channel user list. I'm aware that IRC usually doesn't allow UTF-8 characters in nick names, however I think that bitlbee should handle that problem differently than by simply ignoring these messages, for example by choosing a random nick or by displaying the local part of the jabber ID instead.

I have experienced these problems with bitlbee 3.0.3 as well as a recent nightly build (3.2+20130115+devel+969-1) without libpurple. I have also tried using libpurple which did in fact help (the messages were shown with nick name '_N'), but I had some other inconveniences with libpurple, so I'd like to avoid that.

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comment:1 Changed at 2013-01-23T23:45:12Z by leon@…

After further debugging, I noticed that this has nothing to do with UTF-8 nor with nick names, but what I experienced are in fact the symptoms of another bug that I'm going to report shortly.

Feel free to ignore/close this report.

comment:2 Changed at 2014-07-14T17:42:14Z by dx

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Okay, closing to replace with #1027

Weird stuff.

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