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Create custom emoticons for iChat Apps
If you go to /System -> Library -> PrivateFrameworks -> InstantMessage.framework -> Resources, you will find the .tiff emoticons files for iChat. I duplicated one and changed it a little bit with PhotoShop and then renamed it to veryangry.tiff.

Next I opened SmileyTable.plist within the English.lproj folder in that same location, and I added this to the file:
<dict>
<key>ASCII</key>
<array>
<string>&gt;:(((</string>
</array>
<key>Filename</key>
<string>veryangry</string>
<key>SmileyName</key>
<string>Very Angry</string>
</dict>
Now I have an additional emoticon in iChat!

[Editor's note: I have no idea what happens when you send a custom emoticon to someone who doesn't have the matching TIFF on their own machine...]
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Authored by: monkeyvoodoo on Aug 26, '02 02:36:26AM

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it has to modified on both machines
Authored by: hangon on Aug 26, '02 11:35:18AM

I have submitted this hint...
in fact it has to be modified on both machines.

emoticons are just references to text smiley and are not transmitted by the web...

I dont know how to make an emoticon package to put in ~/Library/Instant Messaging/Emoticon Packs but i will give a million dollars... :)

How could it be nice to design a set of emoticons with your proper head, that u will just have to distribute to your friends...



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it has to modified on both machines
Authored by: ajmas on Aug 26, '02 11:45:13AM

I would be careful with what you offer, someone might take you seriously! ;)



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get new emoticons!
Authored by: Hes Nikke on Nov 24, '02 06:21:02AM
get your new emoticons here! i have used this hint to create a whole new set of emoticons! they are in an easy to use package installer. the restore is avalible too

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Create custom emoticons for iChat
Authored by: macuser1000 on Jan 10, '10 04:51:49AM

i can't find any folder called instantmessage.framework in Macintosh HD>System>Library>PrivateFrameworks



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Create custom emoticons for iChat
Authored by: Ralph Johns on Jan 10, '10 01:31:56PM

Hi,

InstantMessage.framework is in System/Library/Frameworks and Not PrivateFrameworks

Ralph

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Ralph Johns
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Dorset
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Create custom emoticons for iChat
Authored by: emoticon-addict on Jan 10, '10 11:02:56AM
Hi i want to install some some emoticons using this method, would it be possible to have 2-way support for gif animations? I just love cute smileys :) thanks for any help you can provide.

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