#199 Show character count in input box

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nobody
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2008-10-07
2008-10-07
No

I'd like to request an option to have XChat dynamically display the character count for the contents of the input box as I type.

Rationale: I use XChat with bitlbee as an IRC gateway to a microblogging service, identi.ca. Like twitter, that service limits messages to 140 characters. So I want to be able to basically have the same feature in XChat that the twitter and identi.ca Web-based UIs have -- they display a character count next to the message area, and as you type in a message, the character count dynamically updates to indicate how many characters you've typed in (or actually, how many remaining characters you can still type in before you reach the 140 character limit).

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