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Sometimes I send pieces of code using Skype. Very often the the text is messed up with smileys, and some brackets are doubled.

Can I somehow send text that will not be transformed? Something like <pre> in HTML.

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You could disable smileys and suggest your recipient do the same. It's not as nice as what you're asking for though. –  Kyle Smith May 18 '11 at 14:48
    
+1 I always like the workarounds ;) –  Bakudan May 25 '11 at 19:09

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In fact you can keep Skype from parsing the snippet for smileys. Just use two exclamation marks as the first line (rest empty) and paste your snippet afterwards.

Example:

!! call_function(0); :) (smoke)

Apart from that, you can use decorations to post *bold*, _italic_ or ~strikethrough~ text.

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Skype for Windows (6.20.64.104) support that –  KindDragon Sep 25 at 13:58
    
You can also append "!! " before the text to leave the text raw. I don't like the extra line made from !! –  Andrew Wong Nov 1 at 3:51

To get around this kind of problem in other chat systems, people often post the code fragment on a web-based snippet site like pastebin.com and then just send a link to the code via chat.

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I know, like pastie.org, jsfiddle.net, codetidy.com, tinypaste.com, codepad.org, pastesite.com. This is not the point of the question. –  Bakudan May 10 '11 at 5:04

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