User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; FreeBSD i386; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030218 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; FreeBSD i386; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030218 The ChatZilla IRC client incorrectly handles /charset command entered: while being in /charset koi8-r mode, cyrillic channel messages are displayed normally, cyrillic channel topic is mangled (0.8.13c) or not displayed (0.9.15) in the channel window but is displayed normally in menu/title of ChatZilla, cyrillic nicks aren't displayed normally. Next, important IRC commands aren't supported: /mode, /umode (usermode), /stats, /trace, /oper, /notice. While it's still possible to /notice somebody or get some /stats from a server (ChatZilla claims it's unknown but passed to a server), the /oper command requires operator's password as a parameter. When a client supports this command, it asks for the password and hides it when typing. Unfortunately, ChatZilla doesn't support this. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. /charset koi8-r, connect to some Russian IRC network and try with cyrillic nicks, cyrillic topics, etc 2. Try /notice nick message command and see the effect 3. Try /oper command and see the effect. Expected Results: ChatZilla should display nicks and topics with the specified /charset. In other words, /charset command covers not only channel and private messages/notices. ChatZilla should recognize RFC 1459 commands of IRC protocol, especially /mode, /notice, /trace, /stats. ChatZilla should ask for IRC operator's password when /oper command is entered and hide the password as it typed. Dunno, whether it is connected event, but I have Mozilla 1.4 release, I download latest ChatZilla, it's getting installed, I start it and can't type anything in there. Version 0.8.13 supported user input normally.
You can see topic if you enter /topic. bug 44423 for missing commands.
Confirming charset problem on ChatZilla 0.9.45 BTW, /me is not recoded either. Leaving out missing command stuff since there is a separate bug 44423 for that Platform/OS -> All/All Changing Summary accordingly
I think this is very bitrotten by now. I'm pretty sure topics, notices and actions do get recoded (if not, it'd be trivial to implement it). While I'm at it, I think nicknames also have some recoding done. I haven't actually tested this (my Russian / Japanese is patchy at best), but I'm fairly sure this is a FIXED bug, or if we can't pinpoint what fixed it, at least a WorksForMe.
Nicknames, actions and notices are currently decoded according to the prevailing character encoding, and have been for a number of versions. The current ChatZilla version is 0.9.68.5. Unless you can reproduce any problems as described in this bug, on that (or newer) version, this bug is FIXED (bonsai will tell you what by).
Created attachment 185545 [details] demonstrates cyrillic nicks problem [INFO] Chatzilla 0.9.61 [Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; FreeBSD i386; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050518] as you can see, nicks are showing in ISO8859-1 encoding but they're in KOI8-R really. Cyrillic chat windows works fine, except for nicks.
alas, I have to reopen it. The attachment is an evidence of problem
Did you set the charset on the channel or the server? Nicknames are server-level and you MUST set the charset on the server to the correct value.
Oh, and you're using an old ChatZilla. I don't think 0.9.61 has nickname decoding at all! PLEASE use the VERSION I TOLD YOU TO USE before re-opening!
well, I was using ChatZilla from Mozilla1.7.8 distro. Okay, now it really works, thanks