I probably should elaborate. I'm looking for the icons for the keyboards (the flags and the cutout-of-white icons used for Japanese/Chinese/that one used for custom inputs). I did some poking around and couldn't find them. If you find them please post an answer. I really need these for something.


The flag icons are located in the file /System/Library/Keyboard Layouts/AppleKeyboardLayouts.bundle/Contents/Resources/AppleKeyboardLayouts-L.dat. The .dat file can be opened/read with the GraphicConverter app.

The .dat file is a flag "database". To access the single flags in GraphicConverter use the pages drop-down menu at the bottom right of the main window.

Several input method icons (e.g. PNGs, TIFFs) can be found at /System/Library/Input Methods/Input_method.app/Contents/Resources/... with Input_method.app one of the various IM.apps in /System/Library/Input Methods.

The Custom Input icon may be this one: /System/Library/Input Methods/PluginIM.app/Contents/Resources/Custom.tiff.

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  • Cool! May I ask either how you found it or how you knew where it is? Also, do you know how I could edit/replace the icons? – atirit Apr 9 '16 at 20:16
  • I opened the .dat file and it's just one (Czech - QWERTY) flag. Am I doing something wrong? – atirit Apr 9 '16 at 20:25
  • I looked through all of them and I can't find the Custom Input icon. Is it in a different file? Sorry if I'm pestering you, btw. :) – atirit Apr 9 '16 at 20:30
  • Like a lowercase c in a rounded square (similarly to the icons that aren't flags). – atirit Apr 9 '16 at 20:38
  • Yes. For me it's black on white but I'm using the dark theme. – atirit Apr 9 '16 at 20:40

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