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#1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
CHOCOA10f1PPC.sit_.bin (900.63 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
CHOCOA10f168K.sit_.bin (792.00 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Emulation
This app works with: SheepShaver,

Taken from the bare bones English Chocoa website:

CHOCOA is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client system. You can enjoy chatting with others on CHOCOA as you work or your computer or browse the Web.

CHOCOA for Macintosh is a Macintosh version of the software that, until recently, was only available for Windows.

Features

* IRC Client based on Japanese-enabled RFC1459, 2812 standard
* Simple, single-window interface
* Designed to work on multiple platforms (Windows, Mac, Java Applet)
* Works with most major web browsers
* Works with Internet Phone/NetMeeting (Windows version only)
* Every kind of notification function (?)
* File transfer functions

Additional Notes

For the most part, Chocoa 1.0 for Mac offers the same functions as the Windows version.

* Multiple server connections
* Channel window
* File transfer
* CHOCOA Script

Though having said that, there may be some differences from the Windows version.

Sushi This program was published in Japanese only.

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k PPC

System 7.5.1J or up, Open Transport is required if on PPC.

Comments

by tanaquil - 2016, April 11 - 11:47am

Glad I could help!

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by meleemario - 2016, April 11 - 6:12am

@tanaquil: Thank you once again for your tremendous translation work! I have implemented what you translated into the page! I reckon there are many differences between Chocoa for Mac and Windows, sadly we never got that documentation outlining the differences. That said, I'm sure there aren't TOO many differences though, nothing super important anyway. I'll bet this program was wonderful for Japanese Mac users back in the day, especially considering the fact that most Mac IRC clients I've used all had separate windows for everything (not there there's anything wrong with that, Ircle did it, and that program rules!), that alone was surely a breath of fresh air.

I took a preliminary at the page on Chocoa Script, looks like it mostly just automates connecting to servers and whatnot for the most part. I'm not a programmer though, so what little information about it in English there was, it went over my head.

Once again, many thanks for your translation work! It's greatly appreciated!!! Smile

by tanaquil - 2016, April 11 - 2:08am

Well, I'm not sure how much use this is to you, but I tried to translate the main features of both the main web page and the Mac web page. I think the answer to your question might be in the more detailed "CHOCOA script" page that the Mac page linked to, but that page was pretty much over my head technically and I gave up.

That page does have a lot of the instructions in English, so if you are stuck on a specific point (where the Japanese seems to be explaining something), I'll try to help. Otherwise you're probably best off following the English bits.

For the parts I translated:

Main page

(Change log, details omitted)

CHOCOA FEATURES

1. IRC Client based on Japanese-enabled RFC1459, 2812 standard
2. Simple, single-window interface
3. Designed to work on multiple platforms (Windows, Mac, Java Applet)
4. Works with most major web browsers
5. Works with InternetPhone/NetMeeting (windows version only)
6. Every kind of notification function (?)
7. File transfer functions

[Lots of stuff in the sidebar]

*****

Chocoa 1.0 Macintosh Version

Intro

CHOCOA for Macintosh is a Macintosh version of the software that, until recently, was only available for Windows. For more details, see the CHOCOA page (link).

History:

See changelog (link).

Operating Env't

(section on requirements I already translated)

Downloads

Please agree to the terms of use before you download. (link)

Differences from Windows version

For the most part, Chocoa 1.0 for Mac offers the same functions as the Windows version.

* multiple server connections
* channel window (whatever that is…)
* file transfer
* CHOCOAScript

But that's not to say that they are exactly the same. To implement the same functions in Mac as Windows would be impossible, or maybe it's better to say, nonsensical. Moreoever, we have changed the layout of buttons and such to meet Macintosh standards.

We are preparing detailed documentation to explain the differences, so please be patient. Regarding differences in the function of CHOCOAScript, please refer to the "CHOCOAScript Macintosh Version" page. (link)

(This links to a page that gets really detailed and is probably over my head. But, for what it's worth, it looks like the English lines of programming script are entered after every Japanese line, so maybe you can make something of it?)

(Legal stuff at bottom of page)

Let me know if I can help more! It's good for me to practice my Japanese, I'm getting rusty while spending too much time playing with vintage computers.

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by meleemario - 2016, April 9 - 11:38pm

@tanaquil: Thank you so much for your help in translating! I really appreciate it! You never know if someone will need this sort of thing for a specific purpose, all I know is that I wanted to archive it so it wouldn't be lost forever. I tend to do that with just about every piece of Mac software I come across, especially since I've noticed a lot of good Mac related sites are starting to go down lately.

By the way, is there any chance you can translate its list of features, and the section I thought I saw on Chocoa Script? I noticed when I tested Chocoa in Sheepshaver, I think it wanted to link to whatever browser I had in Mac OS 9.0.4, but I had no idea what was happening. Thanks again for your translation efforts!

by tanaquil - 2016, April 9 - 2:04pm

Aha, thanks! I should have remembered that you can search for each page separately in Wayback Machine even when links are broken.

CHOCOA for Macintoshは、OS7.5.1以降のPPC/68K Macintoshで動作を確認しております(ただし、動作を保証するものではありません)。
注: PPC Macintoshの場合はOpenTransportが必要です。

This part says that it works for PPC/68K Mac (duh) running 7.5.1 or above. If you're using PPC, Open Transport is required.

I seriously doubt anyone out there is raring to use Japanese chat software from 2001, but if anyone really wants further translation, let me know.

by mrdav - 2016, April 9 - 1:13pm

->broken/missing<---

Is the following better?

https://web.archive.org/web/20001208004200/http://www.fujitsu.co.jp/hype...

by tanaquil - 2016, April 9 - 12:33pm

I couldn't resist taking a look, since I happen to read Japanese, but unfortunately the link to the "Macintosh 1.0" page on the Japanese website is broken/missing in the Wayback Machine, and the information that I could see on the main page didn't add much to what you've already said. Thanks for archiving it, anyhow!

(Me trying to figure out the name of the company from the kanji was kind of hilarious. "Fuji-tsuu.... oh, Fujitsu. Hey, look, it's right there in the web address.")