[How to] Install Adium message style for Empathy


Empathy has been shipped as default instant messenger on Karmic Koala. One good thing about Empathy is that, by default it supports Adium Message Styles.

First, make sure you have WebKit installed. If not, you can get it through PPA for WebKit Team.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webkit-team/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webkit-team/ppa/ubuntu karmic main

Remember to update and add key for this repo. After that, issue this command in the terminal

sudo apt-get install libwebkit-dev

Now, you are ready to go. You can simply download the style from adiumxtras and manually extract the tarball to ~/.local/share/adium/message-styles/*.AdiumMessageStyle or grab a script for automatically handling adiumxtras protocol right from the browser here.

Make sure to take a look at theme support status section to see whether the theme is fully supported.

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