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smaragdus

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IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
« 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.

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Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2014, 04:03:27 PM »
Arial is not a Unicode font.
Use a proper Unicode font.
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Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
« Reply #2 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!

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Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
« Reply #4 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 ?

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Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
« Reply #6 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!

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Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2014, 06:38:47 AM »
No problem, should have it fixed for 9.01.

Thanks!
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Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
« Reply #8 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
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Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
« Reply #11 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/
« Last Edit: October 06, 2014, 11:32:57 AM by Snerf »
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Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
« Reply #12 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?

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Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
« Reply #13 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.
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Re: IceChat 9.0 - Unicode problem
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2014, 08:40:10 AM »
Where can I get this new build?