[espeak-ng:master] reported: Support emoticons and emoji #github


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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #16 Support emoticons and emoji
By rhdunn:

Issue #216 is relevant here, and should be the preferred solution in the long-term. That is, the emoji would be defined in en-Zsye, de-Zsye, etc. language dictionaries that if present would be used to speak the emoji characters. The same applies to symbols (Zsym) and mathematical notation (Zmth), as well as reading things like Greek characters (Grek) in English.

The more complex cases are for things like the shrug character (¯\_(ツ)_/¯) that mix punctuation characters with Japanese characters ().