iOS (and presumably OS X) understands the underlying Unicode descriptions for Emoji icons. When reading iMessages back to you, Siri can use these descriptions to translate Emoji into words.
For example, Siri is able to describe all of the following:
- 😃 is read aloud as "happy face with open mouth"
- ❤️ is "red heart"
- 🍣 is "sushi"
- 💩 is read as "poop"
Is there a way to do this in reverse? That is, when I dictate to Siri or keyboard Dictation, translate what I say into an Emoji? Something like:
Let's go to the movies exclamation point emoji happy face with open mouth
and iOS would dictate that as:
Let's go to the movies! 😃
I've tried various command words but have not been able to find a way to do it. It may not be possible. Does anyone know for sure?