Overview[ edit ] Comic Chat's main feature, which set it apart from other IRC clients, is that it enabled comic avatars to represent a femdom chat sites this character could express a specified emotion, possibly making IRC chatting a more emotive and expressive experience.
All of the comic characters and backgrounds were initially created by comic artist Jim Woodring.
Later, tools became available that allowed user-created characters and backgrounds. The algorithms used in Comic Chat attempted to mimic some basic illustration techniques of comic artists particularly Jim Woodring. chattiing
Character placement, the choice of gestures and expressions, carroon word balloon construction and layout, were all chosen automatically. A widget called the "emotion wheel" allowed users to override the program's choice of expression.
Although Comic Chat could be used in text-based chat gay chat oxford as well, it added a code at the beginning of every message to communicate the character's expression to other chat clients. This had a somewhat annoying effect on non-Comic Chat users although it could be disabled. Comic Chat was released with the full downlo of Internet Explorer 34and 5as well as in the Windows 98 and Windows distributions.
It also became the official chat client of MSN. It was localized cartoom 24 different languages. Although the program can still be downloaded and still works with most IRC servers, it is infrequently used today because MSN decided to get out of the chat business, and turned off its servers. MSN's MotorWeb was built around an automobile theme. The visuals were generated dynamically by the Comic Chat client already residing on the PCgiven a timed, textual transcript of the show.
The show ran for one year. The online chat show ended at that time.
Microsoft Comic Chat installed a custom font, Comic Sans MSthat users could use in other applications and documents. In it was bundled with several other fonts in Microsoft's Core Fonts for the Web project chattinb subsequent versions of Microsoft Windowsleading to its notoriety among the digerati.
It was renamed as Microsoft Chat 2. Microsoft Comic Chat has been removed with Internet Explorer 6.