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Can mIRC accept emoticons? #171996 03/03/07 05:54 PM
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I need to know whether mIRC can accept emoticons,because when i send message(with some emoticons in it) with other client,mIRC shows the emoticon like empty space.I develop an irc client and need to know this for obvious reason...

Re: Can mIRC accept emoticons? [Re: cygnusx] #171997 03/03/07 06:07 PM
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if mIRC sees them as an empty space then the emoticons must only be local - which means even a client that can see emoticons will not be able to see them because they are not sent to the server.

Most clients just do a standard check for strings like ":)" or ":(" and then replace them with images on the local side, but send them as plaintext to the server.

mIRC does not support emoticons.

Re: Can mIRC accept emoticons? [Re: hixxy] #172102 05/03/07 03:48 PM
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Quote:
mIRC does not support emoticons.


...and hopefully never will.

Re: Can mIRC accept emoticons? [Re: RoCk] #172105 05/03/07 04:28 PM
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We already have 'emoticons':
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:) :( (: ): :P :D :d :p p: d: D: P: =D D= =( ..!.,d(>.<)b,.!..

etc
You just have to be creative.

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Re: Can mIRC accept emoticons? [Re: Kardafol] #172113 05/03/07 07:35 PM
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you need nhtmln_2.95.dll

Re: Can mIRC accept emoticons? [Re: RoCk] #172117 05/03/07 08:23 PM
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I'd love emoticon support.

':)' and ':D' is just bland.

Re: Can mIRC accept emoticons? [Re: hixxy] #172123 05/03/07 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted By: hixxy
I'd love emoticon support.

':)' and ':D' is just bland.


its still better as plain text than colorfull and intense pic's :P


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Re: Can mIRC accept emoticons? [Re: raZOR] #172128 06/03/07 01:02 AM
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I have to agree. I would hate to see emoticon's implimented into mIRC.

":)" and ":D" etc. work fine for me.


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Re: Can mIRC accept emoticons? [Re: Jigsy] #172137 06/03/07 02:43 AM
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Agreed! DOWN WITH EMOTICONS! whistle


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Re: Can mIRC accept emoticons? [Re: Riamus2] #172142 06/03/07 04:25 AM
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Personally, I agree that emoticons should not be used in mIRC, however, if they were to be integrated, I would hope that they would either be off by default, or have a setting so that they are turned off (unlike a lot of IM programs where they default to on and there's no option to turn them off).

Re: Can mIRC accept emoticons? [Re: RusselB] #172147 06/03/07 04:59 AM
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Agreed. I don't care if they are added as long as I can turn them off and leave them off.


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Re: Can mIRC accept emoticons? [Re: Riamus2] #172164 06/03/07 04:01 PM
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dont flame me, but think there was same discussion on same matter ~half year ago laugh


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Re: Can mIRC accept emoticons? [Re: raZOR] #172165 06/03/07 05:10 PM
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This same subject seems to rear its ugly little emoticon head a couple of times a year. ugh

Re: Can mIRC accept emoticons? [Re: raZOR] #172177 06/03/07 11:38 PM
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I disagree.

In fact the main reason I don't use IRC as much these days is because of the plain and uninteresting interface most of the clients have. I know mIRC can be customised and can even be scripted to support emoticons with the support of DLLs, but that's a lot of work to make a half decent implementation. For example, most of the current ones use HTML and echo line too long errors when more than a few emotions are displayed because they do a simple $replace(string,: $+ $chr(40),<img src="smile.gif" />)

It wouldn't be all that hard to add as far as I know, because the mIRC text windows are already graphical windows, and would shut up the constant requests for emoticons as well as make mIRC much more appealing to those from IM backgrounds.

Re: Can mIRC accept emoticons? [Re: hixxy] #172188 07/03/07 02:03 AM
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well maybe i should have wrote "its better to me..."
and it is true that it would not harm implementing this
with choice of enableing/disableing it.

tho many prefer irc to be plain old irc smile
while new generations will always prefer more graphic usage :P


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Re: Can mIRC accept emoticons? [Re: raZOR] #172190 07/03/07 02:23 AM
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Quote:
tho many prefer irc to be plain old irc


That would be me. Colors was about as mickey mouse as I would care to see it go,
but if I could disable it like colors then I wouldn't go off the deep-end and shoot up
a McDonald's or anything. As long as it would silence the kids' whining about it.

Re: Can mIRC accept emoticons? [Re: raZOR] #172199 07/03/07 08:09 AM
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That's the beauty of it - since emoticons would be implemented on the client side and most likely disabled by default, those that want 'plain old IRC' can still have it.

Re: Can mIRC accept emoticons? [Re: hixxy] #172213 07/03/07 11:43 AM
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*nods*
Emoticons support could be switched on/off without affecting anything to the way mIRC is now for those who don't want it. I never understood why people are voicing so heavily against it. Same goes for Voice/Cam support.

Its the edge mIRC needs imo.


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Re: Can mIRC accept emoticons? [Re: Mpdreamz] #172216 07/03/07 01:21 PM
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Same goes for Voice/Cam support. Its the edge mIRC needs imo.


ugh

Re: Can mIRC accept emoticons? [Re: RoCk] #172220 07/03/07 02:19 PM
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Ugh is right. smile

The main reason people disagree with doing these, even if they can be disabled, is because there are other things that the programming time can be spent on that would probably be a better use of time than trying to do all that silly IM stuff. This *isn't* IM and shouldn't be compared to IM.


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