Infomation here is specific to the Classic Client and about things not explicitly explained in the Introduction to Ultima Online.
To speak, just type your text and press Return. There are several modes of speech and various chats. To use those, you need to prefix your text with the according symbol:
|Yell||Exclamation mark||Text visible to more distant players|
|Whisper||Semicolon||Text only visible to players on neighouring tile|
|Emote||Colon||Facial expression or indicate action|
|Party||Forward slash||Chat for a temporary group|
|Guild||Back slash||All members of your guild|
|Alliance||Pipe||All members of your guild and allied guilds|
|Global Chat||Apostrophe+Space||Friends (Across all shards)|
|Public Shard Chat||Comma||All players on current shard|
Some computers use slightly different layouts. If the one shown to the right does not match your
layout and you can't find some of the keys, you can either look up other layout variants on wikipedia
or simply open Notepad and try all keys until you find the correct one.
Try the modifier keys (Ctrl, Alt and combinations thereof), too.
Sometimes, the apostrophe is RightAlt +