Emoji Image Location
07-11-2016 03:52 PM
- I want to create / edit the emoji icons on my families devices.
i understand that this will only be for the devices i can manipulate the file system for, but where are the image locations so that i can swap them in and out?
my plan is to take the image i want out, find the specifics (i.e pixel size) then swap emoji of my choice back in.
i don't want to use the app store thing which seems gimicky at best.
i imagine its somewhat similar to the keyboard editing where you can edit the "popup" keys for certain strings….
like i have "q" pop up the left with my email address so that its a one touch entry to use my entire email address.
this is a jailbreak question also, as you need to be jailbroken to manipulate the filesystem. so no moving this as its "not jailbreak related"
nope that wasn't quite right
Last edited by 3cit; 01-26-2014 at 09:12 PM.01-26-2014 12:26 PM
- You need to be jailbroken to edit most file systems on the iPhone and if you are going to e doing Some thing like this I would recommend buying a copy of iFile, you'll have an easier time with the paid version rather than the free version, and edit your files through there.
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Quick Edit I you do modify your emojis I don't think that the receiving person will see the emoji you've sent
Another quick edit I was talking to a friend and apparently you can find the emoji files in system/library/frameworks/UIKit.framework don't know if its true cause my phone is no longer jailbroken
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk01-26-2014 07:23 PM
I also thought these 2 we're kidding you xD
Redundant posts... Just as mine now :|
I always modified my keyboard since iOS4. But in iOS7 it's different and the German language has these ugly umlauts "" and this "" xD
You won't believe it, but I really wanted to do the same, but I couldn't find the keyboard for emojis 2 weeks ago, but I'm going to search deeper and tell you if I find it01-27-2014 04:00 AM
- Yeah I searched all night, only thing I could find was posts back in 2009 from modmyi and the only success there was editing what the image looked like on the keyboard, and not the actual emoji image. So it's a two part deal apparently
It took me like 30 seconds to figure out how to do the keyboard popup edits.
I am starting to think that the emoji are located in a single file that contains a lot more than just the emoji.
I remember a while ago massie was trying to help someone edit some images, and the process involved take a fluke off your phone, opening on your PC, editing it with some program, and then putting it all back. But the thread is long since gone to me and he has too many posts to search through.
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- 01-27-2014 12:01 PM
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That page gives pretty detailed instructions. I'm too lazy to explain it.
My buddy fb2 once explained it perfectly in a thread too. He actually taught me!! I found that site while trying to jog my memory.
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By the way, just follow the steps for iOS 6 keyboard. The structure of iOS 7 keyboard is basically the same as iOS 6Tutorial for modding iOS 5.1.1 and iOS 6.1 keyboards
There are minor differences. First of all: SAVE ALL FILES YOU WANT TO CHANGE OR REPLACE!
First of all, the path to the keyboard files is: /System/Library/Frameworks/UIkit.framework
If you are on iOS 5.1.1, you have to select your keyboard plist file, which you want to mod.
I used the german keyboard on iOS 5.1.1, so my keyboard plist file was called "Keyboard-de.plist"
If you are on iOS 6.1, you can't chose the keyboard you want, because the whole keyboard structure was changed. You have to mod the default keyboard file. It is called "Keyboard-default.plist".
If you open the files with iFile, you can chose between text editor and plist editor, unless you want to add a new character or hot key which doesn't exist, you should use the plist editor.
On iOS 6.1 and on iOS 5.1.1 you have to select a chacter. I recommend characters like "&" or "€" or "$".
Then open the directory in iFile. There are 3 fields:
- Direction - sets the direction in which the popup will open. It's always only "left" or "right"
- Keycaps - Thats what you see in the popup on you keyboard, if you hit and hold a speciific key. it should be maximal 3 characters
- Strings - Thats the character or word, which will be pasted
You can only select one word without spaces. If you want to add more individual words, you have to use spaces.
Keycap: Bt AP TM
Strings: Bluetooth AirPlane TimeMashine
That's it. Save the file and do a Respring. After that you can paste them evertime you hit and hold the modded button on you modded keyboard.
Optional for iOS 5.1.1:
On iOS 5.1.1 you have also the option to every key you want. For example I used the character "P" for my passwords. If you hit "P" and hod it, nothing will happen. You shouldn'e use a character which already has other forms like "a", "i", "c" etc. If you also want to set it on a character like "P", you have to add it manually. So open the keyboard file with the text editor in iFile. Copy the whole text from one letter, for example from "C".
It starts with <key>Roman-Accent-C</key> ..... and it goes to </dict>
Then replace the "C" with an "P", it should look like this: <key>Roman-Accent-P</key>
Then peplace the Keycaps and Strings just like I described it for iOS 6.1 and iOS 5.1.1
Last edited by fb2; 01-28-2014 at 04:39 AM. Reason: forgot to mention that iOS7 keyboard is basically the same as iOS601-28-2014 04:36 AM
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But I have a good idea *muhaha*
Let's see if this works01-29-2014 04:32 AM
- So here's one for the keyboard editing file
If you choose a custom made keyboard popup, while holding it if you press the delete key, it will "press" the popup you have selected, without you actually sliding to the appropriate popup bus releasing then let go of the delete key, it will start and continue to delete so long as you hold your custom pop out, acting just like you were still holding only the delete key.
Maybe I'll make a video to explain this.
Edit, seems like it works with all of popups maybe I found a bug?!
Ok so maybe I just have too much me in my hands and it's like this for everything.
If you hold ANY key, then press and release the delete key like normal, if you kept holding that first "any key" it will act as if you are holding the delete key still and delete as long as you are holding t01-30-2014 03:26 PM
- So here's one for the keyboard editing file…
If you choose a custom made keyboard popup, while holding it if you press the delete key, it will "press" the popup you have selected, without you actually sliding to the appropriate popup bus releasing… then let go of the delete key, it will start and continue to delete so long as you hold your custom pop out, acting just like you were still holding only the delete key.
Maybe I'll make a video to explain this.
Edit, seems like it works with all of popups… maybe I found a bug?!
Ok so maybe I just have too much me in my hands and it's like this for everything.…
If you hold ANY key, then press and release the delete key like normal, if you kept holding that first "any key" it will act as if you are holding the delete key still and delete as long as you are holding t01-30-2014 03:49 PM
This maybe doesn't help, but at least it's something. If you go to the following path:
Then you'll find a some property list files such as "Keyboard-emoji.plist" and "Info.plist". But that doesn't really help. You'll also find some folders with localizations, but there aren't any relationships to picture files (of the Emojis) or other files. There's is only one file which is called "CodeResources", but it doesn't have a file type and is just has a file size of 1,2kB so there can't be the image files, but maybe a information which is helpful.01-31-2014 09:56 AM
- well heres what i was thinking… Bytafont is doing something similar with the letters… right. every letter is in a ".ttf" file right? The emoji's are just "letters" so how does bytafont skin the letters? There has to be an actual file somewhere will all the images! and once you do that, you will have to find where to edit the keyboard image too! But again, bytafont does both…
or am i way off base?
Last edited by 3cit; 01-31-2014 at 06:07 PM.01-31-2014 05:51 PM
- Hmm but I think that are two different pair of shoes. BytaFont changes the font and not the character itself. you won't get new or other letters, it just shows the existing letters on your keyboard/device how you set it. Maybe I'm talking out of my ***, but that's what I'm thinking^^
To unravel my mystery, I know a developer who did exactly what we are looking for. He really exchanged Emoji characters and put his own in the Emoji keyboard. I mailed the app developer and I wait for a response, but I think he won't respond me because he thinks I want to use it to copy his app or create a similar one... :/
Just wait and see02-01-2014 07:20 AM
- Well yeah you don't get differnt letters. But i am thinking that the way that font works on iOS is that every letter is an image. In the style of a true type font, which is why it scales so properly. Your keyboard letters are larger than the types letters, but there is no "pixelation" or degradation between the spaces if the letter (the "triangle" in the A is the same proportionally no matter how large or small you get). So in an app like iBooks where you can change the font size from largest to smallest, all the letters scale evenly. When using bytafont aren't you using new images if each character?
Emoji are single characters, so there's got to be a way to alter them! Maybe even using bytafont!
I hope. I also hope your developer friend finds a way to make this happen and customizable for those of us who want it!
I also have no idea if any if the stuff I am saying about bytafont is true!
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