Author: jtn
Date: Mon Jul 11 21:15:22 2016
New Revision: 33229

URL: http://svn.gna.org/viewcvs/freeciv?rev=33229&view=rev
Log:
Better documentation of special notation in chat messages.

See gna bug #24841.

Modified:
    branches/S2_6/data/helpdata.txt

Modified: branches/S2_6/data/helpdata.txt
URL: 
http://svn.gna.org/viewcvs/freeciv/branches/S2_6/data/helpdata.txt?rev=33229&r1=33228&r2=33229&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- branches/S2_6/data/helpdata.txt     (original)
+++ branches/S2_6/data/helpdata.txt     Mon Jul 11 21:15:22 2016
@@ -1798,22 +1798,27 @@
 [help_chatline]
 name = _("Chatline")
 text = _("\
-The client has a primitive chat interface.  The lines you type \
-are sent to all players, except:\
+The client has a primitive chat interface. The lines you type are \
+sent to all players, or only to your allies if the client is configured \
+for that, except:\
 "), _("\
   - Messages starting with '/' are interpreted as server commands \
 and executed, if you have the required access level.\
 "), _("\
   - Messages starting with 'John:' are private messages to 'John'. \
-Names can be abbreviated. The server looks for players named 'John' \
-and if that fails tries to match a username beginning with 'John' (like \
-'Johnathan').\
+Names can be abbreviated, or surrounded with double-quotes if they \
+have spaces. The server looks for players named 'John' and if that \
+fails tries to match a username beginning with 'John' (like 'Johnathan').\
 "), _("\
   - Messages starting with 'John::' are private messages as above, but \
-will match only users (not players) named 'John'.  'Johnathan' will \
-still match.\
-"), _("\
-  - Messages starting with '.' will be sent only to all your allies.\
+will match only users (not players) named 'John'. A user name 'Johnathan' \
+will still be matched.\
+"), _("\
+  - Messages starting with ':' will be sent to everyone (even if your \
+client is configured to send only to allies by default).\
+"), _("\
+  - Messages starting with '.' will be sent only to all your allies (or, \
+if you're a global observer, only to other global observers).\
 "), _("\
 Featured text (GTK):\n\
 ====================\n\


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