Last Updated on July 15, 2023
HexChat is an open source, feature-rich, multi-network IRC client based on XChat.
It offers a wide range of features, including Python/Perl scripting, spellcheck, proxies, SASL, DCC support. With an easy to use interface, it offers a great method of chatting online.
HexChat was originally called XChat-WDK which in turn was a successor of freakschat.
- Easy to use and customizable interface.
- Automatic text replace.
- Highly scriptable with Python and Perl.
- Translated in multiple languages.
- Fully open source and actively developed.
- Multi-network with auto-connect, join, and identify.
- Spellcheck, Proxies, SASL, DCC support and more.
- Configurable URL handling options.
- Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
- Extend with plugins or scripts.
- Custom themes.
- Spellchecking support using enchant.
- Built in icons for the tray, user list, and channel tre.
- Internationalization support.
- Cross-platform on Windows, OS X, and Unix-like OSes.
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