‘PictoKeyboard’ adds tons of new Unicode symbols to your iDevice

By , Feb 24, 2012

If you’re one of those people that knows what U+F8FF means, or what Option+Shift+K does, then this post is for you. For those of you who aren’t aware, U+F8FF is the Unicode address for the Apple logo  (on Apple devices) that you see on a lot of Twitter profiles, etc.

PictoKeyboard is a new tweak that allows you to have a Unicode keyboard on your iDevice, making it easy to access your favorite symbols on the small screen…

PictoKeyboard works by temporarily replacing an unused international keyboard (Croatian, for example) with the Unicode keyboard.

It’s basically like having a bunch of new Emoji icons at your fingertips.

If you’re looking for an added way to express your thoughts and feelings via text, then PictoKeyboard is a good choice. It works on all jailbroken iOS 5 devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

What do you think? 

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  • Anonymous

    are you serious

  • Jared Samuel

    Will other phones be able to see the symbols?

    • Anonymous

      Yes. great question.

    • http://theeyesofmarch.wordpress.com/ Timothy

      Yeah, it’s just unicode. It’ll be fine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andy-Spicer/759909131 Andy Spicer

    Works in txt msgs…to another iPhone at least

    • Anonymous

      “…to another iPhone at least”

      That’s a given imo. But,I’m only interested if it works texting non Apple phones too, of course.

      • http://theeyesofmarch.wordpress.com/ Timothy

        It does. It’s just unicode symbols. You can see them on anything better than a graphing calculator.

  • Shugo Asakura

    Doesn’t seem to like colored keyboards though. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/shingo.hoshino Shingo Hoshino

    only for iOS5++ what a pity…….

  • http://www.techlume.com/ Ben

    Only for jailbroken devices? :(

  • http://www.techlume.com/ Ben

    Only for jailbroken devices? :(

    • http://theeyesofmarch.wordpress.com/ Timothy

      Well yeah obviously Apple isn’t gonna let you do that natively.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Angel-YoDuh-Castillo/674406718 Angel YoDuh Castillo

    VMOJI 4 is something everyone should try also if you like this..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jacob-Colson/100001583493123 Jacob Colson

    works great but on other devices (Android for example) it show up as a  (which is a rectangle on anything other than ios devices)