Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Is there a plugin or hidden feature in Pidgin that parses HTML in chats? I couldn't find anything on the web.

share|improve this question
    
Did you ever find a solution? –  Lynden Shields Jul 29 '13 at 4:17
    
@LyndenShields Nope. This was for Hipchat which has a nice desktop app now, so I'm not using Pidgin for this anymore. Sorry :\ –  alf Jul 29 '13 at 17:59
    
that's my exact use case. Trying to avoid having multiple chat clients. Oh well. –  Lynden Shields Jul 30 '13 at 4:51

2 Answers 2

Pidgin itself has a widget it calls "GtkIMHTML" or similar, which is used for the chat windows. It, as most chat services do these days, supports a subset of HTML for conversations, which is used for embedding images and such. It is however, not a full HTML/Browser engine.

share|improve this answer
    
Cool, thanks for the answer! How can I enable this feature so it parses all messages? For example, when someone writes <a href="http://example.com">Example</a> I want to see the actual link, not the HTML code. –  alf Jul 2 '12 at 15:47

DeWYSIWYGification Plugin 2.6.3 does what you wish. It can be reached via the pidgin-plugin-pack, usually installed via Synaptic and in the majority of the cases pre-installed with Pidgin itself.

enter image description here

After installing, simply enable in the "Plugins" section. It has nothing configurable but will work exactly as you wish...

enter image description here

Unfortunately, it only works uni-directional towards your contacts. Which means that your contacts will receive the links you send (as in your example to @dobey's comment) or any other html code you send.

I am sorry if this doesn't fix your need to "receive html" but I post this answer just if you find it useful.

Good luck!

share|improve this answer
    
Nice! But as you said, it works exactly in the opposite direction :( –  alf Jul 2 '12 at 16:50

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.