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I'm using Siri a lot in my car to send text messages. The problem is I don't know how to convert characters into the text. Think like questionmarks (?), dots (.) and enters.

Example:

This is a question [questionmark]? [enter] End of text [dot].

Thanks in advance!

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This is a question?
End of text.

Was generated by me saying
"this is a question question mark new line end of text full stop"
though I did have to then manually fake it into SE's markdown format

SE isn't great for formatting tables, so this is really just in case the link ever disappears

Original Source [& far easier to read] - Siri User Guide : Dictation Guide

Command                         Action                                          Before                                                                  After
New line                        Move to the next line       
New paragraph                   Start a new paragraph       
Cap                             Capitalise the next word                        I like 'cap' sunshine                                                   I like Sunshine
Caps on ... caps off            Capitalise a section of text                    'caps on' twenty types of flower 'caps off'                             20 Types of Flower
All caps                        Make the next word all uppercase                I 'all caps' love summer                                                I LOVE summer
All caps on ... all caps off    Make part of what you say uppercase             I 'all caps on' love summer 'all caps off'                              I LOVE SUMMER
No caps                         Make the next word lowercase                    I like 'no caps' Capitals                                               I like capitals
No caps on ... no caps off      Make sure part of what you say is all lowercase We like the cities 'no caps' London and Sydney 'no caps off' the most   We like the cities london and sydney the most
Space bar                       Prevent a hyphen from appearing in a normally hyphenated word       
No space                        Prevent a space between words       
No space on ... no space off    Prevent a section of text from having spaces between words      
"Period" or "full stop"         Place a "." at the end of a sentence        
Dot .                                                                           The number pi is three 'dot' one four                                   The number pi is 3.14
Point   .                       The 'point' number pi is three 'point' one four The point number pi 3.14 (note the subtle difference between saying 'point' and 'dot' dot works between words)
"Ellipsis" or "dot dot dot" ...     
Comma   ,       
Double comma    ,,      
"Quote" or "quotation mark" "       
"Quote ... end quote" or "quote ... close quote"    Place quotes around a section of text   She said 'quote' see you next week 'end quote'  She said "see you next week"
Apostrophe  '       
Exclamation point   !       
Inverted exclamation point  ¡       
Question mark   ?       
Inverted question mark  ¿       
Ampersand   &       
Asterisk    *       
Open parenthesis    (       
Close parenthesis   )       
Open bracket    [       
Close bracket   ]       
Open brace  {       
Close brace }       
Dash    -                                                                       This dash is dash my dash cheese                                        This - is - my - cheese (note the difference in spacing between this and when saying hyphen)
Hyphen  -                                                                       This 'hyphen' is 'hyphen' my 'hyphen' cheese                            This-is-my-cheese (note the difference in spacing between this and when saying dash)
Em dash —       
Underscore  _       
Percent sign    %       
Copyright sign  ©       
Registered sign ®       
Section sign    §       
Dollar sign $       
Cent sign   ¢       
Euro sign   €       
Yen sign    ¥       
Degree sign ∘       
Caret   ^       
At sign @       
Pound sterling sign £       
Pound sign  #       
Greater than sign   >       
Less than sign  <       
Forward slash   /       
Back slash  \       
Vertical bar    |       
"Smiley" or "smiley face" or "smile face"   :-)     
"Frowny" or "frowny face" or "frown face"   :-(     
"Winky" or "winky face" or "wink face"  ;-)     
E.g. (pronounced as "e g")  e.g.    'e g' when you learn to ride a bike E.G. when you learn to ride a bike
i.e. (pronounced as "i e")  i.e.    'i e' when you learn to ride a bike I.e. when you learn to ride a bike
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  • Perfect, just what I was looking for!
    – rwzdoorn
    Mar 15, 2016 at 15:03
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Here is the table referenced in @Tetsujin's answer from Siri dictation guide converted to markdown table format so that it is actually legible here. I have highlighted the literal output typed by Siri

Basic formatting

Command Action
New line Move to the next line
New paragraph Start a new paragraph
Cap Capitalize the next word
Example I like 'cap' sunshine > I like Sunshine
Caps on ... caps off Capitalize a section of text
Example 'caps on' twenty types of flower 'caps off' > 20 Types of Flower
All caps on ... all caps off Make part of what you say uppercase
Example I 'all caps on' love summer 'all caps off' > I LOVE SUMMER
No caps Make the next word lowercase
Example I like 'no caps' Capitals > I like capitals
No caps on ... no caps off Make sure part of what you say is all lowercase
Example We like the cities 'no caps' London and Sydney 'no caps off' the most > We like the cities london and sydney the most
Space bar Prevent a hyphen from appearing in a normally hyphenated word
No space Prevent a space between words
No space on ... no space off Prevent a section of text from having spaces between words

Punctuation

Command Action
"Period" or "full stop" Place a "." at the end of a sentence
Dot .
Example The number pi is three 'dot' one four > The number pi is 3.14
Point .
Example The 'point' number pi is three 'point' one four > The point number pi 3.14 (note the subtle difference between saying 'point' and 'dot' dot works between words)
"Ellipsis" or "dot dot dot" ...
Comma ,
Double comma ,,
"Quote" or "quotation mark" "
"Quote ... end quote" or "quote ... close quote" Place quotes around a section of text
Example She said 'quote' see you next week 'end quote' > She said "see you next week"
Apostrophe '
Exclamation point !
Inverted exclamation point ¡
Question mark ?
Inverted question mark ¿
Ampersand &
Asterisk *
Open parenthesis or 'left paren'* (
Close parenthesis or 'right paren'* )
Open bracket [
Close bracket ]
Open brace {
Close brace }
Dash -
Example This - is - my - cheese (note the difference in spacing between this and when saying hyphen)
Hyphen -
Example This 'hyphen' is 'hyphen' my 'hyphen' cheese > This-is-my-cheese (note the difference in spacing between this and when saying dash)
Em dash
Underscore _
E.g. (pronounced as "e g") e.g.
Example 'e g' when you learn to ride a bike > E.G. when you learn to ride a bike
i.e. (pronounced as "i e") i.e.
Example 'i e' when you learn to ride a bike > I.e. when you learn to ride a bike

Symbols

Command Action
Percent sign %
Copyright sign ©
Registered sign ®
Section sign §
Dollar sign $
Cent sign ¢
Euro sign
Yen sign ¥
Degree sign
Caret ^
At sign @
Pound sterling sign £
Pound sign #
Greater than sign >
Less than sign <
Forward slash /
Backslash \
Vertical bar |

Emoji

Command Action
"Smiley" or "smiley face" or "smile face" :-)
"Frowny" or "frowny face" or "frown face" :-(
"Winky" or "winky face" or "wink face" ;-)

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