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emacs, emacspeak and icq



Tim Cross writes:
 > Can anyone suggest an icq implementation which will work well within
 > emacs and emacspeak on a Linux system?

Micq probably works better with speech than any other ICQ
implementation.  If you compile it without ANSI color and mreadline
(by editing the Makefile), you can run it in a shell buffer; otherwise
you need to run it in Eterm.  You can get Micq from:

ftp://micq.chatzone.org/pub/micq/V0.4.3/micq-0.4.3.tgz

Micq beeps when you get a message, but in she shell buffer, the beep
character (control-G) doesn't work; it'll just say control-G and not
beep.  I have written a bit of code called shellbeep.el that causes
Emacs to beep when a program run in the shell buffer outputs a
control-G, and it will beep whether you're in the shell buffer or not
(which is a nice way of alerting you when someone sends you a message
on ICQ).  Here's the code:

(defun shellbeep-comint-preoutput-filter (string)
  (when (string-match "" string)
    (ding))
  string)
(add-hook 'comint-preoutput-filter-functions 'shellbeep-comint-preoutput-filter)

-- 
Matt Campbell <mattcamp@feist.com>
Web site:  http://www.crosswinds.net/~mattcamp/
ICQ #:  33005941

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