mIRC is a full featured Internet Relay Chat client for Windows that can be used to communicate, share, play or work with others on IRC networks around the world, either in multi-user group conferences or in one-to-one private discussions.
It has a clean, practical interface that is highly configurable and supports features such as buddy lists, file transfers, multi-server connections, SSL encryption, proxy support, UTF-8 display, customizable sounds, spoken messages, tray notifications, message logging, and more.
mIRC also has a powerful scripting language that can be used both to automate mIRC and to create applications that perform a wide range of functions from network communications to playing games.
-UTF-8 support with font linking.
-A powerful dynamic /help command.
-Netscape, Mosaic and MS Internet Explorer support .... surf the www waves !!
-An \'off you go\' Toolbar.... and even Tooltips !
-A very handy Switchbar.
-A user programmable menu bar.
-A simple and smart CTCP commands and Events handler.
-Support for wav and midi sound files.
-Colored text to ease reading.
-Simple, fully configurable aliases.
-Configurable popup menus.
-Full DCC Send/Get/Chat support including passive DCC.
-Full configurable fonts and colors and support of bold, underline and reverse text.
-Built in Ident and Finger server.
-A simple but powerful and safe built-in File server.
-Programmable Function keys.
In particular, mIRC can now handle longer nick names, channel names, and messages, as well as longer variable values in the scripting language.
Various other changes include:
-Added support for network-specific window position saving.
-Fixed mouse wheel handling of scrolling with high resolution mice.
-A \"Check for Updates\" option has been added to the mIRC Help menu to automatically check for new versions of mIRC.
-Optimized INI file handling to only update those parts of a file that have changed. This decreases file writes and speeds up a number of features in mIRC, including USB drive usage.
-Improved display speed of text in all windows.
-Fixed multi-byte text-wrapping display issues.
-Fixed and optimized a number of @window display features, including the way tabstops are handled.
-Improved unicode support in the $mp3() identifier.