I have used MS Chat for the last few years for professional chat. I'd always miss whispers, so am trying MIRC for the first time and am really pleased. There is no way I'd miss a whisper now!

But... When I receive a lot of messages that are more than one sentence and include numbers, I get a lot of garbled messages with little boxes in them. I'm assuming this has to do with ASCII encoding or MS 1252(?) encoding from MS Chat user/server to my MIRC software? I've monkeyed with the UTF-8 checkbox, but how else could I try to fix this so that what they type, I receive and see?

Thank you!!