Late last year, the people of Twitter decided to share the sources of their popular smileys (or emojis) in SVG format. By using a base project of unicode pidgin icons and the original sources of twitter emojis, I was able to put together a set of icons to use in pidgin with the visual appearance of the ones used in the official twitter page.
It is very easy to install. Download the pack of icons, unzip the file and place the
twemoji folder under
~.purple/smileys. Restart your pidgin and select the new icon theme on the menu
Tools > Preferences > Themes > Smiley theme, as shown in the figure below.
Of course, the pack is free software and can be used and shared under the Creative Commons license CC-BY-SA 4.0.