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Ripcord is a lightweight desktop chat client for group-centric services like Slack and Discord built upon the Qt toolkit. It is proprietary software and currently distributed as freeware, with the intention of eventually reaching a commercial release while maintaining at least the Discord portion usable free of charge.


Install the ripcordAUR package.

Custom themes

See the following guide. The directory containing settings.ini is $HOME/.local/share/Ripcord.

Emoji glitch

There is a bug with some emoji fonts (known: ttf-emojione-colorAUR, noto-fonts-emoji) which generates rendering glitches, currently not fixed. Emoji fonts known to behave well include ttf-twemoji-colorAUR and ttf-symbolaAUR, so it is recommended to use one of them. Please note that some dialogs in the application always use system fonts, so it is sufficient to rely on the mentioned font in one's fontconfig to experience the bug.

For further updates and information, see the relevant ticket on the issue tracker.