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Actual good looking smileys/emoticons?

tbrtbr
edited July 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Does anyone know of an emoticon set that doesn't suck? Most of them are ugly and don't convey emotions very clearly at all. Preferably I would want them black and white only, and all focus on the state of mind it is trying to show. Does this exist?

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    Why not just make your own set? Gimp is free you know...
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    Have you tried Tango? I think they're pretty decent.
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    edited July 2007
    Is there a way to add extra emoticons to the FCKeditor? Also, is there a way to automatically translate text typed in the FCKeditor into emoticons?
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    Why not just make your own set? Gimp is free you know...
    Sure, I'm an okay pixel artist, and I'll probably end up doing just that... but if what I'm searching for already existed it would save me a lot of work. :)
    Have you tried Tango? I think they're pretty decent.
    Thanks for the tip, they look better than most of what I've seen, but they're still kind of the same thing. Not quite what I'm looking for I'm afraid.
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    B&W smileys are included in the Wingdings font. They're ugly though.
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    Font smilies--thats brilliant. Of course, you would have to convert them to images--the ones you want to use. I like these: http://fonts.tom7.com/fonts93.html (Dingbat smilies) Found via here, probably many more: http://cg.scs.carleton.ca/~luc/smilie.html
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    3stripe3stripe ✭✭
    edited July 2007
    Nick the Yayhooray smilies and greyscale them.....?

    I'm sorted already :)

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    I like the idea of a set of micro-smilies without a face around them, just the features, super minimal. Would look neat in b&w. None of that bouncy yellow stuff.
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    StashStash
    edited July 2007
    How about these from the UNB project (seems to have stalled mid last year from the look of the front page - some nice ideas though).

    Transparent UNB Smilies
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    WallPhone: Speaking of font smileys, one idea I had was to simply take screen caps of smileys such as :):D:(:/ etc in some fitting font, rotate them 90° and use them... hehe. Easy, kinda funny, somewhat original I think, actual looks quite good, and doesn't have your regular text smileys converted into emoticons that look like they're trying to convey something completely different. Maybe I'll end up doing that.

    3stripe: Those yay hooray smileys are really cute, very original too... a lot more artistic than the average smiley set I think. Thanks for the tip. They're probably the closest yet to what I'm after, though slightly too small and low on contrast to be really practical perhaps. Inspiring though, could use them as a base. I agree with you that the "bouncy yellow stuff" is unnecessary. Using the font smileys I talked about above would resolve that, I guess.
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    @tbr if you've ever used gmail's in browser chat widget, that actually animates the rotation of the smiley when you type it. It's pretty cool. They're probably just animated gifs that you could pinch somehow...
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    Oooh, that sounds cool, haven't used it. Is it made with regular dhtml/ajax/etc, not flash?
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    3stripe3stripe ✭✭
    edited July 2007
    tbr: What about, use a nice wee pixel font to generate some (japanese style) text smilies, and put them onto a very simple face/shape?

    This kinda of thing...

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