Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#16546 closed defect (cantfix)

Pidgin does not support the compose key

Reported by: ewirch Owned by:
Milestone: Component: winpidgin (gtk)
Version: 2.10.11 Keywords:


Some keyboard layouts have a compose key ( to create characters from two key presses. Pidgin prints a weird box with four zeros when the compose key is pressed (instead of waiting for the composed char).

This happens for example on Windows 7 using the Dvorak for Programmers keyboard layout (

Please add support for the compose key.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by datallah

  • Component changed from pidgin (gtk) to winpidgin (gtk)
  • Resolution set to cantfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

This is a limitation of the GTK+ input methods.

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