Can you not just do what I do and run it with the font stripping on so it never passes you any [Font] tags?
Paris because she'd love to strip.
The discovery of a trio of security bugs means that users of the popular Trillian instant messaging client need to update their software. All three of the newly discovered bugs create a means for hackers to inject malware onto the PCs of surfers running vulnerable versions of the multi-protocol chat application from Cerulean …
simply because I'd never heard of it - I wouldn't use Trillian either but for the fact that I know a couple of peeps that use MSN.
I'm probably like that geezer above's dad since I'd otherwise be using ICQ [it's a legacy thing] - when I actually use IM at all. A "chat" program to an aging misanthropic goth is akin to a bicycle for a fish.
Hmm.. Trillian does look interesting - used it a while ago. Kopete looks ok. Horses for courses, I suppose, and you stick with what you're used to. I'm slowly moving to Ubuntu (cue collective eye-roll), hence I'd need a tux-friendly client.
Though what does make Pidgin suck, and how do the developers dictate how things should be rather than trying to be useful? Do you have any examples? What do your IM clients do better than Pidgin? I'd be interested to know - I may end up changing :)
Dead bird, obvious choice really :)