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I am experimenting with a "CSS style-sheet" for use within a Firefox or Chrome web-browser. (This involves using a third-party add-on to enable the style-sheet for local use in the browser.)
My style-sheet would be intended for use with the IMDb message boards specifically. The purposes of the style-sheet are:
(1) to replace some "Emoji" characters with selected "PlanetSmilies" emoticons, and
(2) to reduce the displayed size of Emoji, by scaling them to approximately six-tenths of their current dimensions.
The style-sheet would be intended for experimental use with desktop computers or notebooks. (I am not prepared to test and evaluate any usage on phones or other mobile devices.)
Would IMDb permit me to distribute my style-sheet publicly, on an experimental and unsupported "as-is" basis, under a free-software license (e.g. an Apache 2.0 license), and would IMDb permit users to freely utilize the style-sheet, to serve the intended purposes (1) and (2) as stated above?
(Note: I have also emailed PlanetSmilies to ask whether they would grant their permission to distribute this style-sheet to utilize their emoticons in this manner. I will not distribute unless both IMDb and PlanetSmilies reply and grant me permission.)
I feel that this proposed distribution might provide useful benefit. Perhaps it could help to alleviate some of the recent complaints regarding the switch to Emoji? I would hope that some users who'd choose to try this solution might consider it a satisfactory workaround.
Thanks. I look forward to IMDb's reply. Please let me know if IMDb has any questions about this project.
-- Lucus Anon