Pidgin emoticon iOS support
sebastian at healthyheroes.se
Tue Oct 8 10:38:13 EDT 2013
I found out it is Emoji. And i can see i can import Emoji smileys using
this https://github.com/VxJasonxV/emoji-for-pidgin But one thing that i do
not understand is. Where do i find the tar.gz file? I don't have to create
one myself do I?
2013/10/8 Phil Hannent <phil at hannent.co.uk>
> Hi again,
> I would look up the font name that is being applied to the messages. You
> might be able to see this in Pidgin's debug window as part of the XMPP
> messages. Once you know the font name, you could check that it is actually
> installed on the computer, then you could look to see if it usable with GTK
> which Pidgin uses.
> On 7 October 2013 18:28, Sebastian Bergström <sebastian at healthyheroes.se>wrote:
>> Hi Phil
>> Thank you for your very fast answer.
>> I really don't know what they are called. But i guess they could be
>> called Emoji since they are sent on a iOS device. It's the users of the app
>> that use them and I'm the one who receives them via pidgin. I'm using
>> Windows 8 so should i be able to read the somehow? I do not care about
>> sending emoticons back to the users. I just want to read them :)
>> 2013/10/7 Phil Hannent <phil at hannent.co.uk>
>>> Good evening,
>>> I am just guessing with this advice, btw.
>>> On 7 October 2013 15:28, Sebastian Bergström
>>> <sebastian at healthyheroes.se> wrote:
>>>> Hello. I use XMPP in a iOS app of mine and i just implemented
>>>> emoticon support. Now when i use pidgin with the same chat all the
>>>> emoticons turned to this "\ud83d\ude03" etc. Is there a codec for this?
>>>> What character were you trying to send? Because it looks like you are
>>> sending something that is specific to a particular font:
>>> If you are sending Emoji then that is really dependant on the receiver
>>> having the font installed to display them, I see that Mac OSX10.7 and
>>> Windows 8 support them . However the majority of desktop users probably
>>> are going to require to send an image instead.
>>>  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emoji
>>> P.S. On a side note I found this which made me chuckle:
>>> "So it would seem that, to cut a long story short, Apple’s emoji are
>>> directly incompatible with every other handset in the world."
>> Sebastian Bergström
>> Community Manager
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