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AdiIRC supports control codes for formatting text.

All control codes can be combined to format the same block.

Most IRC clients supports these control codes, so they can used to send formatted text to others as well as formatting incoming text events using the /echo command.

Colorchar

Colors blocks of text.

ASCII character $chr(3)

CTRL + K can be used in Editbox to type this character.

The character can be followed by 1-2 digits that represent the color number.

By specifying a comma after the digits, you can add a 1-2 digit background color as well.

The default colors can be changed in Options -> Colors -> mIRC Colors.

A second color character can be used to stop the coloring and revert to default line color.

Example

; Prints the text 'Hello World' with color 4 which is red by default.
//echo -ag $chr(3) $+ 3 Hello world

Result: Hello World

; Prints the text 'Hello' with color 4 which is red by default and 'world' is the default line color.
//echo -ag $chr(3) $+ 3 Hello $+ $chr(3) world

Result: Hello world

; Prints the text 'Hello World' with color 4 which is red by default and background color 12 which is blue by default.
//echo -ag $chr(3) $+ 3,12 Hello world

Result: Hello world

Boldchar

Makes the block use a bold font.

ASCII character $chr(2)

CTRL + B can be used in Editbox to type this character.

Example

//echo -ag $chr(2) this text is bold $chr(2) this text is not

Result: this text is bold this text is not

Italicchar

Makes the block use a italic font.

ASCII character $chr(29)

CTRL + I can be used in Editbox to type this character.

Example

//echo -ag $chr(29) this text is italic $chr(29) this text is not

Result: this text is italic this text is not

Underlinechar

Makes the block use a underline font.

ASCII character $chr(31)

CTRL + U can be used in Editbox to type this character.

Example

//echo -ag $chr(31) this text is underline $chr(31) this text is not

Result: this text is underline this text is not

Stopchar

Stops all color and font formatting.

ASCII character $chr(15)

CTRL + O can be used in Editbox to type this character.

Example

//echo -ag $chr(3) $+ 4 $+ $chr(2) this text is bold and colored $chr(15) this text is not

Result: this text is bold and colored this text is not

Alternative colorchar

AdiIRC has an alterinative color character as of 1.9.7, this is AdiIRC only.

As of 2.4 $chr(4) can be used for the same purpose.

Unicode character $chr(61442)

Works the same as colorchar, except it takes a hexcolor format RRGGBB same as html colors.

By specifying a comma after the hexcolor, you can add a second hexolor for setting the background color as well.

A normal color character can be used to stop the coloring and revert to default line color.

CTRL + SHIFT + K can be used in Editbox to type this character.

Example

; Prints the text 'Hello World' with hex color FF0000 which is red.
//echo -ag $chr(61442) $+ FF0000 Hello world

Result: Hello World

; Prints the text 'Hello' with hex color FF0000 which is red and 'world' is the default line color.
//echo -ag $chr(61442) $+ FF0000 Hello $+ $chr(3) world

Result: Hello world

; Prints the text 'Hello World' with hex color FF0000 which is red and hex background color 0000CC which is blue.
//echo -ag $chr(61442) $+ FF0000,0000CC Hello world

Result: Hello world

In Options

The control codes can also be used in many options such as Options -> Messages -> Timestamp / Message prefix User.

Updated by Per Amundsen 10 months ago · 59 revisions

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