As there are some emoticons that I really hate to see when talking with my friends on Yahoo or Gtalk, I wrote a small pidgin plugin to filter them out of the received messages.
It took me about 5 hours to understand the architecture of Pidgin and write this plugin. The source code and compiled files can be found here.
To install this plugin :
- Copy the binary file ( message_filter.so ) to ~/.purple/plugins
- Restart your Pidgin, a new plugin named Message Filter … will appear in your plugin list.
- List all the words (separated by space) that you never want to see in the conversation.
Now I feel very comfortable when chatting with all my emoticons-addicted friends, and if you’re curious about my blacklist, here it is :
:| :-| ^^ ^_^ :-/ :-? /:) :(