[JDEV] Support to Spanish Characters

David Waite mass at akuma.org
Mon Jan 28 17:45:38 CST 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: "Amarnath Yara" <amarny at hotmail.com>
To: <jdev at jabber.org>
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 4:05 PM
Subject: [JDEV] Support to Spanish Characters

> Hi all, I have seen that some of the jabber clients  seem to be supporting
> mulitple languages. I would like to add support of spanish chars to my
> client. How do I do this ? Does this require any special settings on the
> server side or client side.

Jabber uses unicode to represent all characters, so supporting other
languages is just a matter of being able to display those characters. The
traffic is sent between the client and server as UTF-8, which is a variable
length multi-byte encoding. For US7ASCII characters, characters are sent
unmodified to the server and back. For characters beyond this (e.g. "ã"),
extra characters are used (this particular one would be represented using
two characters) . So the garbage may actually be these multi-byte
characters, not being handled correctly by the client.

-David Waite

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