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Chatopus is a Jabber/XMPP client for instant messaging (IM) on the Palm OS platform. The client adds feature-rich instant messaging and presence functionality to Palm devices. For information on Chatopus, please visit

On this page, you can find some of our contributions to the open-source Jabber/XMPP instant messaging world.

Unicode patch to Jabber ICQ Transport

This patch adds unicode message handling functionalities to the Jabber ICQ transport (JIT).

After this patch, the ICQ transport can send/receive unicode messages with online ICQ users. This has been tested with the latest official ICQ clients (including ICQ 5 on Windows and ICQ 3.4 on Mac OS X).

If you are a JIT administrator, we recommend you to install this patched version, so that your Jabber users can enjoy sending ICQ messages in their native languages.

If you are a Jabber user, you should encourage your ICQ transport administrator to install this patched version.

Download JIT Unicode v1 (Release Date: Nov 13, 2005) (full source-code included)

Unicode ICQ Gateways

The following are some JIT transports running the patched version,

Please send an email to, so we can include your gateway on the list.

Why don't we submit the changes to the JIT main stream?

Indeed, we have submitted our changes to the official JIT team months ago. However, the team is too busy to make a new release. Since we think the changes will benefit a lot of Jabber users, we decided to release it on our own. If you need unicode support now with JIT, please install it right away.

This patch release is based on JIT 1.1.7, which includes earlier patches from Alexey Nezhdanov. Thanks for his contributions.