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I have stumbled upon a weird feature in Skype - colored text:

Skype - colored text

How do I achieve this? Are there available any special tags?

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Found out on my own. You can use the standard HTML tag 'FONT' with the 'color' attribute, like this:

<font color="#hex-code-of-color">any text</font>

And to post it you have to hold Ctrl + Shift and click with the mouse the Send button. I've checked and there are available additional 'FONT' attribute 'size' and 4 more tags: 'U' [underline], 'I' [italic], 'B' [bold] and 'BLINK' [obvious]. The image on the screenshot above is made programmatically, on img4skype.com. Source.

UPD: Doesn't work since 5.8.0.154. Though, if you send the code from an older version, it will render properly in the new ones as well.

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This doesn't work. If it used to work on older versions of Skype, it no longer works with newer versions, at least not by default. – NiteCyper May 30 '13 at 2:17
    
You have to downgrade to Skype 5.7 first :) – Петър Петров Oct 31 '14 at 16:47
    
Then it isn't a solution... – Tim Nov 23 '14 at 8:42
    
It was at the time. – Olegs Jeremejevs Nov 23 '14 at 10:47

Hello you can also Look on the Web And find an app called skype colors.exe might seem shady but should work if u open it then type in skype chat and choose the color you want on the bottom of the message bar ;-)

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Can you explain this program further? – oldmud0 Dec 16 '15 at 2:54

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