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How can I create custom colored icon font as Apple did for emoticons?

I'd also need a font making tool that imports .svg images.

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For font making the common OS X tools are FontLab, FontForge, and Glyphs.

I understand the Color Emoji font uses png color bitmaps in two sizes in a proprietary “sbix” table, but have not yet seen info on how to make that table.

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This link explains how to make a custom color font.

hope that helps!

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Welcome to Ask Different! While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. – grgarside Jun 17 '14 at 16:55

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