Programmers like to correct their own chat typos with faux Perl type regular expression substitutions, like
I wanted a plugin like this for the Adium IM client as well, so I made one.
To install the plugin: download, unzip and drag it to the Adium icon in the Dock. You will be prompted to install it and asked to restart Adium.
s/find/replace/flags to correct your previous message. The plugin uses Perl behind the scenes, so you should be able to do most anything Perl substitutions do.
I spent some time in encoding hell. After many efforts, the plugin doesn’t mess up non-ASCII characters, but it doesn’t recognize them in the find part. So
s/ä/a/g won’t transform “foobär”, but
s/o/ö/g will turn it into “fööbär”. Patches to make it Unicode friendly all the way are welcome.
I’m not sure about the name – I’d say it fixes your last output – but I wanted it to match the name of the Colloquy plugin.