Boffin Yes, I've been Googling and while I can find a few links for what an X-Face is, I've been singularly unsuccessful in finding anything about how one is created and how the string is decoded for display. There must be something somewhere...
Yes, it is quite old and hardly being used anymore. There is also not much documentation available online. Only some old c-sources which I will study.
There are much better technics these days to include high quality images/avatars in messages and articles,
but since most newsreaders are from the stone age they do not support these techniques. So unfortunately it doesn't make much sense to build this in Usenapp.
Boffin Where would you put it? Something like this?
Yeah, something like that.