I have the original Swype keyboard on Android 4.4.2 (KitKat). When I type some words, sometimes some emoticons appear, and I can click on them to insert them into the text flow.
This is handy at times, but I would like to address two issues:
If I am missing an emoticon which I frequently use, can I download one and "plug it into a word", in a special settings area, so that then, when I type or swipe that word, it shows up.
How do I associate a set of emoticons with ASCII smiley, so that when I type that one smiley, different choices for that ASCII smiley appear, from which I can select one (while also being able to opt for the classical funny looking ASCII smiley at the same time)?
Perhapsthis would be a better post for the User Experience or Software Recommendations site.
Please let me know.
P.S., the stock SMS app on my device does some ASCII smiley to emoticon conversion automatically. I think this is a feature that must be dealt with. I am aware of some of the limitations with this though, as I know SMS are sent over the network as ASCII without embedded emoticons, and MMS is expensive.