TL;DR: Is there any way to edit the keywords for the emojis that show up in the character picker?
In the emoji-picker on Mojave (10.14.3) the keywords for filtering/selecting emoji via Cmd+Ctrl+Space typing and hitting Enter (described in this thread) seem to have changed — e.g. 😂 is no longer present if you type
joy (which is both in the literal emoji description, and happens to be the keyword on Slack, various other iOS keyboards etc.).
Is there any way to edit the keywords for the emoji that show up in the character picker?