It could depend on a client other users are using. I have set windows-1251 encoding for ICQ and i dont have any problems with some users. But there are one user who’s messages comes unreadable (but not as ???). Btw, what client do you use?
Gato also found and fixed a general encoding issue that was caused by MINA (networking framework) that -could- have caused some of this. wroot, I think you reported that issue originally, not sure, but either way, it ought to be fixed in 3.5.0!
Not to open a new discussion, but this is really odd. Just recently I finally upgraded to 3.5.2 from something ancient i had (i think 3.2 or 3.3).
I upgraded so i could use latest version of IM-Gateway (the old openfire i had only supported 1.1)
It did work just fine back there, but doesn’t work anymore. I have same exact setting as before, windows-1251 set as encoding, and same clients that i am communicating with. But I can not send cyrillic anymore, only receive.
I realize that ICQ is ugly in multilingual area, but i don’t understand why it broke all of the sudden. A change in the ICQ client itself?