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Chat Client in Unity


In a chat client like msn or skype we can add emoticons which are inline images in the text. Can we have such a functionality using Unity GUI classes ? If not how do we attain it using lower level APIs ?


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asked Jan 13, 2012 at 08:22 PM

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I assume you've seen the chat systems available in the Asset store (a good place to start). A quick and dirty way would be to embed them in the font texture, then detect and convert the text emoticon like ;) to the character code for that symbol in the font texture. To get fancier, like animated ones, you could either have multiple such characters that you cycle through, or get down-and-dirty with the API to use DrawGUITexture where needed. For that you would need precise font metrics. See GUIStyle.CalcSize and related functions.

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answered Jan 14, 2012 at 01:30 AM

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