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1.0 KVIrc Introduction

What is KVIrc?: KVIrc is not eatable but it is a multi language, graphical IRC chat client for Windows, Linux, Unix and MacOS. Is free of charge, easy to use and a real highlight for beginners, amateurs, and professionals like to chill on IRC experience. KVIrc has more features than you can think of, it has a highly configurable graphical user interface, support for DCC, drag & drop, a own graphical emoticon and avatar system, a built-in scripting language named KVS for extensions, addons, scripts and much more, supports custom plug ins and is nearly a desktop environment on its own. KVIrc securely encrypting communication between channel, query and DCC Chat with Blowfish or AES / Rijndael. KVIrc is able to connect to several servers at the same time, optional with SSL and / or IPv6. Unicode, ISO-8859-*-Codes, Asian and windows-native char sets are supported. A special feature is the smart encoding, which allows you to use 2 encodings at the same time; you can send unicode and read unicode and cp-1252 for example.
* User interface
  • Full GUI Based configuration
  • MDI floatable windows
  • Built-in help browser
  • Themes support (all configurable by GUI or scripting)
  • Pseudo-transparency support (up to the desktop on KDE)
  • Drag & Drop toolbar editing
  • Activity Notifier Pop-Up
  • Status bar with Applet support
  • Unread text mark
  • 14 Languages Translations
* Network
* Core
  • Modular architecture: infrequently used features reside in external modules and are loaded only when necessary
  • Extensibility: a huge API for writing extension modules
  • UNICODE support
  • Multi server connection
  • Notify lists (yes, WATCH is supported)
  • Ignore lists
  • Registered users database
  • Lag meter
  • Configurable logging
  • Standard DCC CHAT and SEND (with resume) support
  • Extended DCC types: VOICE, RSEND, GET, RECV
  • DCC CHAT over SSL
  • DCC bandwidth limit (ability to set it "on the fly")
* Scripting
  • Built-in scripting language interpreter
  • +++ Scalars, Arrays and Hashes...
  • +++ Aliases
  • +++ Pop-Ups
  • +++ Events
  • +++ Scriptable Toolbars
  • +++ Perl Support
  • +++ Ability to translate scripts (by the means of the tr() function)
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