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Wednesday, November 23rd 2005, 3:32am

[kopete] custom emoticons with MSN

I have clicked the option in "MSN -> account options" to say that i accept custom emoticons, but it doesn't seem to be working. Any ideas what might be wrong? Anyone else had the same prob?

paz y amor,


Wednesday, November 23rd 2005, 10:43pm

Yeah, really.. I can't figure this one out. I've read on the Kopete wiki that its supported but it doesn't work for me.


Saturday, November 26th 2005, 3:36pm

I have the same problem: I recieve some custom emoticons, but some others are blocked. I supose there isn't a definitive solution for viewing all custom emoticons yet... Maybe in a future version.

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Saturday, November 26th 2005, 4:56pm

I've found that custom emoticons DO work in Kopete, but not animated ones... :(


Wednesday, November 30th 2005, 6:07pm

It works perfectly for me... with animation and all. Using KDE 3.5 with xorg 7.0 on Gentoo


Wednesday, November 30th 2005, 6:20pm

Really? I'm running KDE 3.4.3, Kopete 0.10.3 on Kubuntu.. animated emoticons just show up as text triggers.


Wednesday, November 30th 2005, 7:01pm

It's new for KDE 3.5, there was a feature planned for adding our own custome emoticon, but unfortunatly it seems they didn't got the time. Can't blame them, there's already tons of new feature in this version (from KDE 3.5).


Thursday, December 1st 2005, 2:26am

Sweet.. upgraded Kubuntu to KDE 3.5 and now they work, but now I'm seeing that all of my online contacts that aren't in a group aren't showing up at all.. what's up with that?

EDIT: Nevermind.. I removed my MSN account and re-added it and that fixed the problem. Now hopefully they'll add support to add your own custom emoticons in the next release :)

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "lophyte" (Dec 1st 2005, 3:09am)


Wednesday, December 7th 2005, 12:05am

After some playing around, I found a workaround to add your own custom emoticons.
They have to be in PNG, MNG or GIF format. In order to copy someone else's emoticons from Kopete, simply drag the image from the chat window on to the desktop, or some other directory.

Anyhow, find out where Kopete stores emoticons on your system. In the Default directory (for the Default emoticon theme) you'll find a file called emoticons.xml. Simply copy your emoticon images into the Default directory and add the entries into emoticons.xml. An entry looks like this:

<emoticon file="filename.png">

Where matchstring is the trigger text. Make sure that your images are chmoded properly and reload Kopete.. your new emoticons SHOULD be included in the Default emoticon theme.

NOTE: I haven't tried this with anything less than KDE 3.5. If you're not running KDE 3.5, I can't help you (and I suggest you upgrade).