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Developer(s) Philippe 'Plouf' Detournay
Initial release May 31, 2002 (2002-05-31)
Stable release 2.2.1 (November 29, 2004; 12 years ago (2004-11-29)) [±]
Development status Abandoned
Written in Java
Platform Cross-platform
Available in Multiple
Type IRC client
License GNU General Public License
Website www.pjirc.com

Plouf's Java IRC (PJIRC)[1] is a web-based open source IRC client that is written in Java.[2] Any web browser that supports the Java Runtime Environment, or an alternative Java interpreter, can use the applet.[3] Many IRC networks have a public installation of the applet for their network.[2]

Philippe Detournay, the initial and main contributor, has stopped working on the project since 2005.[citation needed] However, the website forum is still frequently used and moderated by the administrators.[citation needed]


Unlike many other Java applet IRC clients, PJIRC supports DCC connections,[2] and can be run in application mode, without the need of either website or browser, though still requiring some form of Java Runtime Environment.[1] Text highlighting, UTF-8 encoding, nickname autocompletion, auto-linking of nicknames, channel names and URLs, customization through the use of plug-ins, limited scripting using JavaScript, and GUI aesthetic customization are supported.[1]

PJIRC can be embedded on a website as a general purpose IRC client, or with optional customization to connect to a particular server and channel, with certain specified commands permitted to users.[3]

Language support uses external language files, and includes Albanian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Spanish, Estonian, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish, and Ukrainian.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c "PJIRC: About". Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  2. ^ a b c Piccard, Paul; Brian Baskin; George Spillman; Marcus Sachs (May 1, 2005). "Common IRC Clients by OS". Securing IM and P2P Applications for the Enterprise (1st ed.). Syngress. p. 431. ISBN 1-59749-017-2. 
  3. ^ a b Alex, North (2004-07-27). "Hack 90: Other Ways to Connect to IRC". In Mutton, Paul. IRC Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools (1st ed.). Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly Media. pp. 340 – 342. ISBN 0-596-00687-X. 
  4. ^ Downloads:Translations. pjirc.com. Retrieved 2011-07-12.

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