Changeset b27557b


Ignore:
Timestamp:
2008-03-02T22:12:06Z (12 years ago)
Author:
Wilmer van der Gaast <wilmer@…>
Branches:
master
Children:
171ef85
Parents:
064e47c
Message:

More documentation fixes: Cleaned up dead links, removed more outdated
information (like the "set charset" default, which is UTF-8 for ages
already).

Location:
doc/user-guide
Files:
2 edited

Legend:

Unmodified
Added
Removed
  • doc/user-guide/commands.xml

    r064e47c rb27557b  
    163163
    164164                        <para>
    165                                 If you want, you can also tell BitlBee what nick to give the new contact. Of course you can also use the <emphasis>rename</emphasis> command for that, but sometimes this might be more convenient.
    166                         </para>
    167                        
    168                         <para>
    169                                 Adding -tmp adds the buddy to the internal BitlBee structures only, not to the real contact list (like done by <emphasis>set handle_unknown add</emphasis>). This allows you to talk to people who are not in your contact list.
     165                                If you want, you can also tell BitlBee what nick to give the new contact. The -tmp option adds the buddy to the internal BitlBee structures only, not to the real contact list (like done by <emphasis>set handle_unknown add</emphasis>). This allows you to talk to people who are not in your contact list. This normally won't show you any presence notifications.
    170166                        </para>
    171167                </description>
     
    383379
    384380        <bitlbee-setting name="charset" type="string" scope="global">
    385                 <default>iso8859-1</default>
     381                <default>utf-8</default>
    386382                <possible-values>you can get a list of all possible values by doing 'iconv -l' in a shell</possible-values>
    387383
    388384                <description>
    389385                        <para>
    390                                 The charset setting enables you to use different character sets in BitlBee. These get converted to UTF-8 before sending and from UTF-8 when receiving.
    391                         </para>
    392 
    393                         <para>
    394                                 If you don't know what's the best value for this, at least iso8859-1 is the best choice for most Western countries. You can try to find what works best for you on http://czyborra.com/charsets/iso8859.html
     386                                This setting tells BitlBee what your IRC client sends and expects. It should be equal to the charset setting of your IRC client if you want to be able to send and receive non-ASCII text properly.
     387                        </para>
     388
     389                        <para>
     390                                Most systems use UTF-8 these days. On older systems, an iso8859 charset may work better. For example, iso8859-1 is the best choice for most Western countries. You can try to find what works best for you on http://www.unicodecharacter.com/charsets/iso8859.html
    395391                        </para>
    396392                </description>
     
    677673                <description>
    678674                        <para>
    679                                 Sends you a /notice when a user starts typing a message (if the protocol supports it, MSN for example). This is a bug, not a feature. (But please don't report it.. ;-) You don't want to use it. Really. In fact the typing-notification is just one of the least useful 'innovations' ever. It's just there because some guy will probably ask me about it anyway. ;-)
     675                                Sends you a /notice when a user starts typing a message (if supported by the IM protocol and the user's client). To use this, you most likely want to use a script in your IRC client to show this information in a more sensible way.
    680676                        </para>
    681677                </description>
     
    830826                <short-description>Change friendly name, nick</short-description>
    831827                <syntax>nick &lt;connection&gt; [&lt;new nick&gt;]</syntax>
    832                 <syntax>nick</syntax>
    833 
    834                 <description>
    835                         <para>
    836                                 This command allows to set the friendly name of an im account. If no new name is specified the command will report the current name. When the name contains spaces, don't forget to quote the whole nick in double quotes. Currently this command is only supported by the MSN protocol.
    837                         </para>
    838 
    839                         <para>
    840                                 It is recommended to use the per-account <emphasis>display_name</emphasis> setting to read and change this information. The <emphasis>nick</emphasis> command is deprecated.
     828                <syntax>nick &lt;connection&gt;</syntax>
     829
     830                <description>
     831                        <para>
     832                                Deprecated: Use the per-account <emphasis>display_name</emphasis> setting to read and change this information.
    841833                        </para>
    842834                </description>
  • doc/user-guide/misc.xml

    r064e47c rb27557b  
    4747</variablelist>
    4848
    49 <para>
    50 This list was extracted from <ulink url="http://help.msn.com/!data/en_us/data/messengerv50.its51/$content$/EMOTICONS.HTM?H_APP=">http://help.msn.com/!data/en_us/data/messengerv50.its51/$content$/EMOTICONS.HTM?H_APP=</ulink>.
    51 </para>
    52 
    5349</sect1>
    5450
     
    5652<title>Groupchats</title>
    5753<para>
    58 Since version 0.8x, BitlBee supports groupchats on the MSN and Yahoo! networks. This text will try to explain you how they work.
     54BitlBee now supports groupchats on all IM networks. This text will try to explain you how they work.
    5955</para>
    6056
     
    7369
    7470<para>
    75 If you want to start a groupchat with the person <emphasis>jim_msn</emphasis> in it, just join the channel <emphasis>#jim_msn</emphasis>. BitlBee will refuse to join you to the channel with that name, but it will create a new virtual channel with root, you and jim_msn in it.
     71If you want to start a groupchat with the person <emphasis>lisa_msn</emphasis> in it, just join the channel <emphasis>#lisa_msn</emphasis>. BitlBee will refuse to join you to the channel with that name, but it will create a new virtual channel with root, you and lisa_msn in it.
    7672</para>
    7773
     
    8278<para>
    8379Some protocols (like Jabber) also support named groupchats. BitlBee now supports these too. You can use the <emphasis>join_chat</emphasis> command to join them. See <emphasis>help join_chat</emphasis> for more information.
    84 </para>
    85 
    86 <para>
    87 This is all you'll probably need to know. If you have any problems, please read <emphasis>help groupchats3</emphasis>.
    88 </para>
    89 
    90 </sect1>
    91 
    92 <sect1 id="groupchats3">
    93 <title>Groupchat channel names</title>
    94 
    95 <para>
    96 Obviously the (numbered) channel names don't make a lot of sense. Problem is that groupchats usually don't have names at all in the IM-world, while IRC insists on a name. So BitlBee just generates something random, just don't pay attention to it. :-)
    97 </para>
    98 
    99 <para>
    100 Please also note that BitlBee doesn't support groupchats for all protocols yet. BitlBee will tell you so. Support for other protocols will hopefully come later.
    10180</para>
    10281
     
    121100        <member>On the phone, Phone, On phone</member>
    122101        <member>Out to lunch, Lunch, Food</member>
     102        <member>Invisible, Hidden</member>
    123103</simplelist>
    124104
     
    128108
    129109<para>
    130 You can also add more information to your away message. Setting it to "Busy - Fixing BitlBee bugs" will set your IM-away-states to Busy, but your away message will be more descriptive for people on IRC. Protocols like Yahoo! and Jabber will also show this complete away message to your buddies.
     110You can also add more information to your away message. Setting it to "Busy - Fixing BitlBee bugs" will set your IM-away-states to Busy, but your away message will be more descriptive for people on IRC. Most IM-protocols can also show this additional information to your buddies.
    131111</para>
    132112
Note: See TracChangeset for help on using the changeset viewer.