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Title: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
Post by: smaragdus on September 25, 2014, 01:03:16 PM
Hi there,

I registered here to report a problem I have had with the latest stable version of IceChat- 9.0 Build 20140925- IceChat doesn't display Unicode characters properly, please see the screen-shot I uploaded:

http://postimg.org/image/v11jvn361/

I changed the default font 'Verdana' to 'Arial', but to no avail- the Unicode characters are not displayed correctly.

I don't know where to submit this thread since there is no Problems/Bugs forum for IceChat 9.

Regards
Title: Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
Post by: Snerf on September 25, 2014, 04:03:27 PM
Arial is not a Unicode font.
Use a proper Unicode font.
Title: Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
Post by: smaragdus on September 29, 2014, 05:06:37 AM
Hello and thanks for your response.

Wikipedia says that Arial is a Unicode font.

However I tried many fonts from this list:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode_font

but to no avail, I cannot make IceChat render Unicode characters correctly:
http://postimg.org/image/9hbgykekp/

Is there a solution to my problem? Can you recommend a find that will work fine with IceChat?

My system- Windows 8 x64

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
Post by: Snerf on September 29, 2014, 08:43:36 AM
Also make sure that your encoding is set to UTF8 in the server editor for that server.
Title: Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
Post by: smaragdus on September 30, 2014, 10:19:56 AM
UTF8 is set by default but this doesn't help.
Perhaps the problem is on my system only.
Is it possible that you check whether IceChat renders Unicode characters fine with this server- irc.index.bg ?
Title: Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
Post by: Snerf on October 01, 2014, 05:08:07 AM
OK, so the problem is more the nick list.
Will check it out, see what can be done.
Title: Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
Post by: smaragdus on October 01, 2014, 05:19:24 AM
On my system the problem is in the nick list and in the rooms/channels list.
You can rely on me for additional tests (on Windows 8), if needed.
Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
Post by: Snerf on October 01, 2014, 06:38:47 AM
No problem, should have it fixed for 9.01.

Thanks!
Title: Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
Post by: Snerf on October 03, 2014, 06:56:13 PM
I may have fixed it, but I am not sure.

Could you provide me a screen shot of what the text SHOULD look like, and how IceChat currently displays it as?
I dont read this kind of text, so I am not sure if I have converted it properly.

Thanks
Title: Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
Post by: smaragdus on October 05, 2014, 04:55:58 AM
Hello and thanks for taking your time to fix this tiny problem.

http://postimg.org/image/o7ajro1xl/ - the channels as they should look like (Nettalk)
http://postimg.org/image/rs6faw6h5/ - the channels as they should look like (HexChat)
http://postimg.org/image/7m2xc0atl/ - the channels with some unintelligible (Cyrillic) characters (IceChat)

Please click on the images to see them in full size.

By the way I would like to suggest a tiny new feature- an option to close IceChat to system tray- that way I would be able to minimize IceChat to task-bar and close it to system tray.

Regards
Title: Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
Post by: smaragdus on October 05, 2014, 05:00:49 AM
By the way if needed I can take more screen-shots.
You can also give me test builds if additional tests with Unicode (Cyrillic) characters are needed.
Regards
Title: Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
Post by: Snerf on October 06, 2014, 11:28:57 AM
Which font and text encoding are you using in hexchat, because mine does not look like that when I use hexchat.

http://postimg.org/image/8dquful0n/
Title: Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
Post by: smaragdus on October 06, 2014, 08:03:52 PM
I am using the default font- Consolas:
http://postimg.org/image/cwm4rwg5l/

Perhaps the problem has something to do with my system's language settings?
Title: Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
Post by: Snerf on October 07, 2014, 08:30:00 AM
Ok, so it may just be you need to try the new build, and see if it works.
Title: Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
Post by: smaragdus on October 07, 2014, 08:40:10 AM
Where can I get this new build?
Title: Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
Post by: Snerf on October 07, 2014, 11:03:21 AM
Come visit #icechat on freenode and it can be explained to you on how to grab the latest source code, and build it.
Title: Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
Post by: Snerf on October 11, 2014, 02:32:01 PM
So the new code does not work, so I would try a different server encoding in Server Settings, and find one that works for you, there are a lot of them
Title: Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
Post by: smaragdus on February 19, 2015, 06:33:26 AM
I have investigated the issue further and the problem is not with Unicode but with Code Pages- some servers use Code Pages in stead of Unicode so the problem seems unworkable since since IceChat doesn't support Code Pages.
Title: Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
Post by: smaragdus on February 19, 2015, 06:47:56 AM
I have discovered that there is a portable version of IceChat but in my opinion it is not truly portable since it writes its data and settings to \User\AppData\Local\IceChat Networks\IceChat - is there a way to force IceChat to write data and settings in its own folder? This would be very useful for running IceChat from external flash drives on guest machines.

By the way the latest portable version of IceChat- 9.02, is behind the latest installer version- IceChat 9.03.

Regards.
Title: Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
Post by: Snerf on February 19, 2015, 08:23:55 AM
The portable version comes with an info.txt file, you should have read it.
That makes it truly portable.

And IceChat is able to update itself.