[share] Kaomoji (Japanese emoji)

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  1. RoninXI macrumors regular

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    I am probably the only one here who gives a crap but after 3 days work I thought I would share any way :p

    Kaomoji are the emoticons made with mostly UTF8 and Shift-JIS characters ヽ(`д´)ノ Mac users have a dictionary system that can make typing them automated through the transliteration system but it will require using the Koteri(Japanese) input system so if you don't know any Japanese this may be difficult at first and no you don't need a Japanese keyboard to do this.

    I am including the dictionary I created to make using 1,103 kaomoji easier. You can get it here Kaomoji Dictionary the dictionary and a pdf list of kaomoji are inside the zip file.

    To use it,

    1 - Setup JP input
    [System Preferences...]>[international]>[input menu]... check [あ] Koteri and atleast [あ]hiragana you can have the others but MUST have that one

    2, Put the dictionary file from the zip folder into the "~/Library/Dictionaries" folder

    3 - Double click the かおもじ dictionary and close the resulting window.

    4 - Open the book in Koteri preferences
    input menu > Koteri Preferences > [Dictionary] tab open かおもじ book.

    Now when you type certain japanese words in hiragana and you hit space some faces will show up. With the dictionary I included the list of 1,103 kaomoji with what you type first and the output second. To use it type the characters in the first column (using hiragana) and hit space, the faces will be in the transliteration menu that pops up.

    you can test by setting your input to hiragana and typing [ かおもじ ] "kaomoji" and press space then scroll down until you see a face you like and hit enter.ヽ(´―`)ノ
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I'm learning Japanese so will eventually probably care. I know of kaomoji, but haven't used them yet. I don't generally use emoticons either. Thanks for sharing the resource though.
     
  3. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    I appreciate the effort but it didn't work for me.

    Your zip file contains a kaomoji directory (presumably the dictionary) and a PDF file. I tried putting the directory in the ~/Library/Dictionaries but rebooting did not import anything. When I went to add it manually there was nothing to choose. I can select your kaomoji folder but then it keeps drilling down in the directories until it gets to the bottom one with the dictionary_1 and dictionary_2 files. There is nothing to choose and the only option is to cancel. Let me know if I'm doing something wrong.
     
  4. RoninXI thread starter macrumors regular

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    Fixed

    I fixed the upload, sorry I should have downloaded it and checked again. It still has the dictionary and pdf list in the zip file :)
     
  5. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    Thanks but I grabbed the new version and while it does appear to be a proper dictionary file this time I can't seem to get it to load. I tried putting it in the dictionary directory and rebooting and selecting it in the Kotoeri Word Register but the dictionary won't load. In the Kotoeri Preferences the dictionary never appears,just the standard Japanese dictionary.
     
  6. RoninXI thread starter macrumors regular

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    I made a 3rd user account to test this theory so it is a fresh account.
    1 - Setup JP input
    2 - Put the dictionary in "~/Library/Dictionary" folder
    3 - Double click かおもじ dictionary
    4 - Open the book in Koteri preferences

    It worked right away after I did those steps. Let me know if you still have issues.
     
  7. absurd macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot for the guide, I was wondering if there was an easier method out there than just copy and paste...^^
    It works for me but with some of the kaomoji I get the message: "Contains characters not in JIS set" and
    I don't know if the look the way they are supposed to, because none of the kaomoji match with the ones in the pdf,
    so if I type in a word in hiragana, change it into kaomoji and compare it to the kaomoji in the pdf-file it doesn't match.
    Any idea what that is about?
     
  8. PrincessPeach macrumors regular

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    Thanks for this, I already have three dictionaries of (pretty obscure) kaomoji but the more the merrier ;)
     
  9. JohnFa macrumors regular

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    I care as well! I miss kaomoji since I've come back to Sweden. This is really great! Much better than :) and :D
     
  10. RoninXI thread starter macrumors regular

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    I guess I need to check back more often. I wanted to see if anyone was having issues now that Snow Leopard has been out for a while. The directions above are the same for SL except I only had to put the file (in the download) into the dictionary folder in ~/Library.

    Looking at the download count I guess I underestimated the interest in this and may add more faces to the dictionary \(^-^)/

    if there is anything specific you have seen you would like added let me know and I will see what I can do.
     
  11. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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