About Pidgin being labeled as "Pidgin Internet Messenger" in the application menu

Adam Petaccia adam at tpetaccia.com
Wed Sep 24 18:37:55 BST 2008

I can't find a link, but IIRC Pidgin identifies itself as an "Internet
messenger" because there was some dispute of the term "Instant
messenger" with respect to yahoo back when it was still identified as

On Wed, 2008-09-24 at 12:17 -0400, Bryan Quigley wrote:
> It's funny I kept reading it as Instant when it really said Internet
> Should be changed in my opinion, have you reported it as a bug?
> On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 11:56 AM, Exsecrabilus Exsecrabilus
> <exsecrabilus at gmail.com> wrote:
>         I am going to make a request/suggestion for a change. This
>         isn't one of those changes that'd be like "PLEASE UBUNTU DEVS
>         This is one of those changes that'd be like "Oh, why didn't we
>         do that before?" It's:
>         -Easy to do; a few seconds (or I assume.)
>         -It doesn't fix any bugs; but if you look at it, makes sense,
>         and again, you exclaim "Oh, why didn't we do that before?"
>         Here it is:
>         Why is Pidgin labeled "Pidgin --Internet Messenger--" when the
>         section it is under is labeled "Internet" also, therefore
>         making it redundant?
>         It should be "Instant Messenger" as is the proper name
>         accepted by all; Empathy labels it like so, so why not Pidgin?
>         Then you might ask me, if I want it that way, just change it
>         myself. But the problem is, I like sticking to the default.
>         And when I change the system language, that menu item doesn't
>         get changed because I altered it.
>         Again I will say, this isn't one of those critical things, and
>         you will say, "That's not important at the moment." But this
>         will help polishing up Ubuntu.
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