[Tkabber] msn emoticons & standards

Alexey Shchepin tkabber@jabber.ru
15 Feb 2003 17:58:05 +0200

Hello, Atte!

On Sat, 15 Feb 2003 14:02:16 +0100, you said:

 AA> New to jabber and tkabber here, but things are looking fine! Looked around
 AA> for some emoticons on the net, but since I didn't find any, I cloned all
 AA> the MSN defs and icons (http://home.wanadoo.nl/atte/msn.tgz).  So far so
 AA> good (many others have done this before me, I guess...).

Here you can find some emoticons sets:

 AA> Now to my questions:

 AA> 1) Am I right in assuming that emoticons are generated by tkabber by
 AA> typing the ascii? In that case what's the difference between <text
 AA> default="true">def</text> and <text>def</text>?

This points to default ascii representation for emoticon, to insert it when
user select it from emoticon menu.

 AA> 2) I basically hate MS, but I have to catch the strings send by my MSN
 AA> friends. But still I'd like to be as standard as possible. Is such a
 AA> standard (formal or informal) present, and if so where? What is, for
 AA> instance, the most standard way to generate a beer (in IM...),

IMHO usually peoples use :beer:

 AA> and what is the most standard meaning of :-[?

A vampire.