If you post a new message to someone, the default size is f.ex. 17 upper-case letters in width and 10 letters in height, so this was my target size. Then, i looked for some ascii-art generators, and found this one: http://www.degraeve.com/img2txt.php
Using one letter and color-html, i was able to make a ascii-art version of the “awesome smiley” picture. Then, i checked out what kind of formatting the google plus chat could provide, and found that if you typed:
*something here* = something here
_something here_ = something here
-something here- = something here
So, i then went in my favorite text-editor, pasted in the colorised html code, and gave the text a light background so that i could see what i was doing. Then, i added “*”, “-” or “_” depending on the color. This is the first code i came up with:
This is the last attempti’ve made so far, and could be the beginning of chatcodes on google plus in 3 “colors”. After further inspection, i found that the max length of “” is 25. Meaning you can take any picture to http://www.degraeve.com/img2txt.php, select the settings in the picture to the right, then, copy the ascii-code into a text-editor that can handle html-color (like TextEdit on mac) and add “*”, “_” or “-” around the text of different colors…
This is the largest “awesome smiley” google plus chatcode i’ve made so far, have fun posting it around, and have fun making more of these!
So, it’s been a year since i started this whole “ChatCodes” business on facebook. And i’m now checking out possibilities for chatcodes on google plus. I’ve started a open group on google plus: http://gplus.to/ChatCodes
This is what i’ve found so far of chatcodes-tools for the google plus chat is the following extensions for google chrome and firefox:
This extension allows you to have a bunch of G+ chat windows open wherever you want, and you can show/hide them by clicking on the small blue “g” symbol in the top right corner in google chrome. It’s like MSN all over again. 😛
These two extensions are the only chatcodes-related things i’ve found so far, but i plan on investigting further to see if i can find ways to post full sized memes in the google plus chat.
Now, the problem is that the character alt+255 alone only works in the facebook chat, and not in comments/status updates, and thus using this method will make you looks like a newfag. The solution is to find a new invisible character that has not (yet) been disabled in the facebook comments/status updates.