Bug 33202 - Non-latin contact names shown encoded in Jabber
Non-latin contact names shown encoded in Jabber
Status: NEW
Product: Telepathy
Classification: Unclassified
Component: general
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Assigned To: Telepathy bugs list
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Reported: 2011-01-17 04:50 UTC by Ivan Mashchenko
Modified: 2012-03-02 15:29 UTC (History)
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Description Ivan Mashchenko 2011-01-17 04:50:59 UTC
If I use non-latin characters to name a Jabber contact, then &#nnn; codes are shown instead of non-latin letters in chat windows' titles as well as in contact list.

Contact list may show correct (readable, non-encoded) name until restart.

Tested with cyrillic letters on Ubuntu 10.10 x86 en_GB, Empathy 2.32.1.
Comment 1 Will Thompson 2011-02-02 08:25:33 UTC
Ivan: do you mean non-latin characters in the contact's JID, or in their alias?

Either way, I guess you're using Empathy? I suspect this is an Empathy bug.
Comment 2 Peter 2011-12-08 15:22:53 UTC
Yes this is strange bug and probably in empathy. I have lot's of accounts and some names are shown correctly while others look broken. Any ideas what and how to debug?
Comment 3 Debarshi Ray 2012-03-02 15:29:49 UTC
In my case this problem does not occur with GTalk but with jabber.org accounts.

From what I could make out, the non-Latin characters are correctly "seen"  by Empathy, but then contacts_aliases_changed in telepathy-glib sends back a signal with the broken string, which eventually results in the wrong text being shown.