Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#498 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Add a "face-plain" emote to default smileys theme

Reported by: pacho Owned by:
Milestone: Component: pidgin (gtk)
Version: 2.0 Keywords:


Usually, I used a Tango based smileys theme for gaim, but I prefer the newer gaim 2.0 beta7 icon set ;-)

I only want propose the creation of a emote icon for plain face:


Thanks a lot :-)

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by lschiere

  • pending changed from 0 to 1

does any protocol support such a smiley?

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by lithium

MSN and Yahoo do, but they already have that icon... adding it for other protocols where the official client doesn't support it makes no sense.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by pacho

I think that there is no problem adding an icon for this smiley :-|, other icon packs already has this icon, and tango-icon-theme also has a "plain-face" emote.

It is only a suggestion :-/


comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by lschiere

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

What 3rd party smiley themes do or do not do is entirely irrelevent. We are not adding smileys, with the possible exception of the hidden ones like the starwars dude, that the official clients do not support.

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by lithium

We actually did, see ticket 478 (which was the wrong thing to do). If this trend continues it will be the justification to add all kinds of icons that are not supported by the official client to the emotes theme.

Solution would be to provide a theme were just all icons are accessible to the user, regardless of the protocol, for those who don't care what the other side sees and what not...

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by kstange

It wasn't a "trend", it was an exception, made for backwards compatibility and the harm /will/ be minimal to none. We are not going to add extra emoticons to protocols that don't support them, regardless of what was done in 478. Adding a secondary match case for a smiley is certainly not a horrible offense. Most people won't see or know the difference, because the people who send the wrong one have to type it in manually and are going to keep sending it anyway, regardless of whether it's supported, and the others are going to pick it from the menu, and it will be sent according to the correct smiley theme for AIM.

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