Idea about emoticon cache
mark at kingant.net
Sun Mar 25 03:54:23 EDT 2012
On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 12:43 AM, zhang kai <kylerzhang11 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, MSN allows for custom emoticons, you can choose an image as emoticon
> and set a sequence of characters for it. When you send the custom emoticon
> in Microsoft's client you can also see the image in the dialog. But neither
> the Microsoft's client nor Pidgin could receive the custom emoticon image,
> you can just see the sequence of characters. I tested with Pidgin, Win7
> Live Messenger and even Win8 MSN.
Hmm, that sounds weird. So you're saying that Microsoft's client
allows you to insert a custom emoticon into an IM and send it, but it
isn't displayed for the other person? I would expect that to work.
Maybe it's turned off my default? Or maybe the two people must be on
each other's buddy lists?
> When I saw the idea on Pidgin Summer of Code 2012 projects page, I thought
> Pidgin already supported the custom emoticons, just needed a cache system to
> store them.
Hmm, I think Pidgin does allow users to send and receive custom
emoticons for MSN. If you click on the "insert emoticon" button in
the IM window there is a "Manage custom smileys" link. This allows me
to insert an image of my choosing and send it to the other person. I
didn't test whether the image actually shows up for the other person
just now... but it's supposed to.
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