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Old 05/17/2011   #25
Dana Scully
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Tifabelle wrote: I understand the general concept. I get how I just don't understand why. I guess I don't get, if one person adds it, why everyone has to add it, if they all have to be the same code anyway. Like on MSN, everyone has different ones, but people can still see them.
The difference is that MSN transmits its emoticons as actual images, while IRC only transmits them as text. That text has to be translated into a smiley by your computer, using it's icons.ini dictionary. If you don't have the 'translation' set up for your computer, then you don't see the smiley, just the plaintext.
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