So much fun open source applications are. Adium allows tons of customization. The best part is that it does not take an extensive knowledge of Objective-C, Adium’s primary language, to customize some if it’s features. One customizable feature is the emoticon set. Emoticons, Emotion Icons, are the combination of characters that resemble faces. In some web browsers and most chat programs, such as Firefox and Adium, emoticons are automatically translated into pictures. But there are so many emoticons that some clients do not include every combination. Good thing we can create our own.