Yesterday I tought of adding emoticons to pidgin, the onion head ones .So this is how I did .
Go to this directory /usr/share/pixmaps/pidgin/emotes.
Should be logged in as root so you can add a folder to this directory, in this case I named it onion .
Put your emoticons in here ( The folder you’ve just created ).
Create a text file called theme in the same folder .
Now go back to the parent directory and open one existing folder for exemple the Tango folder .
Copy and paste the contents of the theme text file in the Tango folder in your own theme file.
Tweak it ( your theme file ) According to your own emoticons name and your own shortcut
Here is the exemple of my theme file .
You can notice that the icon showed in this window is ” Icon=sol.gif ” from the theme file .
I hope this will help you getting you favorite emoticons into Pidgin.
By the way here is a site were you can find a lot of stuff about the onion head :