uh, did I get this right? There is currently no way to join ISO channels using mIRC anymore?

To be honest, this is a reason for me to switch the client. It may very well be ideologically right to settle to UTF-8 in 2010 but also practically? I am using an irssi proxy in a Linux Latin-1 environment, and beside not being able to join ISO channels, I am also not able to receive query messages anymore.

Maybe one should add a note next to the mIRC download button: "Beware: Cannot handle ISO-8859-x anymore!"