I would like to ask the following questions:
Are there any IRC programmes (local or web), plugins, features, etc. that allow for making rich-text formatting, either directly or through markup (e.g. markdown)?
If not, then is there a way to give an IRC programme said capability?
But I'm not sure which site to ask on: StackOverflow or SuperUser.
On the one hand, I'm asking a question that may involve a markup language, so StackOverflow seems most appropriate for that. On the other hand, I'm asking about poweruser-esque capabilities of applications, so in that case SuperUser would be most appropriate.
Note: I'm not asking about any particular StackExchange or StackExchange-related feature or channel or whatever. I'm asking about IRC in general.