I have Gaim v0.81 bundled with Knoppix 3.6 which I have Hard-Disk installed. I use it to chat on the Yahoo network. The problem I am facing is that while chatting in a chat room (channel) when I change the styling of whatever I am typing, for eg. make my fonts green or make them bold, it gets displayed in the room, but the next time I type them all their styling is lost and they return to the default. I am not being able to retain them.
The Gaim FAQ says the following :-
How do I change the font Gaim uses?
The font preference in Gaim is used only for the formatting of outgoing messages. The display fonts used by the rest of Gaim are those specified by GTK. To change this font you need to edit your ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file.
-- from http://gaim.sourceforge.net/faq.php#q17
However it doesn't solve my problem as I want to be able to change the formattings of my outgoing messages and retain them for the whole of my current session.
Any help would be appreciated.