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UTF-8 display bug #143797 01/03/06 09:32 PM
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Hello,

In mIRC v6.17 when viewing things in UTF-8, whenever I type the following characters in these exact combinations into a window, they are (all 3 of them) displayed as a (one) box (windows undisplayable character):
- č (E8 9E 9A)
- č (E8 9A 9E)
- č (E8 9E 9E)
- č (E8 9A 9A)

č = hex E8
= hex 9E
= hex 9A

It is not preventing me from using mIRC normally, but it is a bug. The characters used are a standard part of Slovenian language.

Re: UTF-8 display bug #143798 02/03/06 04:48 AM
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Confirme here.

Re: UTF-8 display bug #143799 02/03/06 07:55 AM
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Confirmed.

This involves the same bug I found.

Workaround:
Disable SJIS/JIS on the sending client. That fixed your problem for me.

Edit:
The box (undisplayable character) usually means your font does not support the language's script page (the term used in mIRC) or character set (the term used in Windows Character Map)--both mean the same thing. Check which scripts (character sets) your font includes here or in Windows Character Map. It seems you need one containing Central European (which contains a subset of "ISO 8859-2" or "Latin Extended-A").

See also:
http://nl.ijs.si/gnusl/cee/charset.html
http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/latin_extended_a.html
http://www.mcse.ms/archive55-2004-2-433342.html

Last edited by rwbh; 02/03/06 08:58 AM.