Original creations in Second Life by Oggy Fink.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Unicode Box 3.2

This new item is dedicated to be a chat-helping gadget and, more generally, a tool to convert text from one form to another, with the idea of special unicode characters in mind. Now at Oggy's Scripted Items !

Specifically, using the unicode box or HUD, you can type ordinary text and get cool looking unicode characters as a result. Use it for a variety of purposes :
  • Type "everyone gets to party at <insert club name here>" and get "€♥ℯґ¥øηℯ ℊℯ☂ṧ ☂ø ℘@ґ☂¥ @☂ <insert club name here> !"
  • Ⓤⓢⓔ ⓒⓘⓡⓒⓛⓔⓓ ⓛⓔⓣⓣⓔⓡⓢ (and digits too)
  • ¡ uʍop ǝpısdn ʇuɐʍ noʎ ʇxǝʇ ʎuɐ ǝʇıɹM
  • Maкє уоцґ cнaт lоок cґazу aйd/оґ cооl
  • Usᴇ ɢʀᴇᴀᴛ-ʟᴏᴏᴋɪɴɢ Sᴍᴀʟʟ Cᴀᴘɪᴛᴀʟs ɪɴ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴘʀᴏғɪʟᴇ
  • Wide letters to make your words clearer :)
  • Ḙṃḅḙḷḷḭṣḥ ẏṍṷṛ ṭḙẋṭ ẉḭṭḥ ḁ ṿḁṛḭḙṭẏ ṍḟ ḙḟḟḙḉṭṣ
You are not limited in the available effects : write and use your own translation tables !

This item comes bundled with 3 objects :
  • An easy-to-use standalone HUD. Wear it and go !
  • A rezzable unicode box, so that several people can use it, either through chat over a private channel or using the remote HUD,
  • A remote HUD, to easily control the unicode box from a distance.
 At any time you can select to whisper or shout instead of just talking, and issue control words like list, status, reset, etc.

All these actions are available as buttons in the HUD and the HUD itself may be iconified to take as little space as possible on your screen. The translation tables used by the HUD are defined in a solid configuration notecard, feel free to design your own ...

Numerous options are available, among which the channel number to use, the command mode (chat, link or both), user policy (who can use the box and who cannot), automatically use the name of the controlling avatar to emit chat...

The HUDs and the box are modifiable and copiable, but the scripts are only copiable. For the techies, full documentation is given on the format of the chat and link messages used to control the box, so that you can either design your own HUD or interface the box with your own objects.

I'll be happy to hear any remark or feature request : please drop me a notecard or send me an email at oggy.fink@gmail.com.

Special thanks to Carisma Alex for helping me testing the whole thing and for the general ideas... ♥♥

The original unicode box artwork uses graphic works from liftarn and Patrick Hoesly released under a creative commons license.

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