To add to this, you can select your custom emoticons from the emoticons
dialog, and they show up in your message text box, but when you press enter
to send the message, the keyboard shortcut is entered into your message and
the recipient does not see the custom emoticon.
> My custom emoticons have not been installed properly.
> they are there as I have looked but they do not show up in my messeges.
> Other people do as I have ticked show custom emiticons. When I view all
> emoticons they are there though are unable to be used with the keyboard to be
> added to the message.