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#224449 - 11/08/10 02:05 AM mIRC 7.1: Erroneous Nickname: Illegal characters
derp Offline
Bowl of petunias

Registered: 11/08/10
Posts: 2
I always used a nick containing an "" on one network. However, since the update, I receive the Illegal characters error and it won't let me use that nick anymore.

It might be caused by the UTF-8 encoding. Is there any way to disable it for the nicks?

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#224461 - 11/08/10 06:57 AM Re: mIRC 7.1: Erroneous Nickname: Illegal characters [Re: derp]
5618 Offline
Hoopy frood

Registered: 18/06/07
Posts: 933
In short: no.

What you can try as a workaround at the moment is: /RAW -n NICK yournickhere

This sends the command to the server without encoding it.

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#224470 - 11/08/10 05:31 PM Re: mIRC 7.1: Erroneous Nickname: Illegal characters [Re: 5618]
derp Offline
Bowl of petunias

Registered: 11/08/10
Posts: 2
sadly, this doesn't work either

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#224475 - 11/08/10 08:51 PM Re: mIRC 7.1: Erroneous Nickname: Illegal characters [Re: derp]
argv0 Offline
Planetary brain

Registered: 13/10/03
Posts: 3918
Loc: Montreal, QC, Canada
I tried this and it worked for me. You might have to $utfencode the nickname if it was copied as unicode.

However you should know using such a nickname will make it impossible for you to perform any actions on yourself as a target, and possibly other problems too. You can read about why this is no longer supported here
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