Chat Service supports several new commands that are defined in IRCX, the extended Internet Relay Chat (IRC) protocol developed by Microsoft. These new commands include the following:
In addition to supporting these commands, Chat Service enhances existing IRC commands, provides a more flexible interpretation of user masks, and supports the unicode character set.
Note IRCX supports the use of unicode characters encoded in Universal Character Set (UCS) Transformation Format 8 (UTF-8). Because unicode provides an extended character set, users running an IRCX-compatible client can participate in chat sessions in any language.
All chat users, including system operators (