Emoji Dictionary

Quickly lookup the meaning of any Emoji on Mac OS X

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Adam Hitchcock@adam_hitchcock
tl;dr for install `brew cask install emojipedia`
Ben Tossell@bentossell · newCo
Haha pretty cool! (although we think very differently - I HATE the dictionary popping up on Mac - I just need to turn it off haha) However, for Emojis - that's a different story! Whats the story here?
Matt SephtonMaker@gingerbeardman · Former Apple Technology Evangelist
@bentossell hey Ben! The dictionary popup should only appear if you ask for it - via keyboard shortcut or contextual menu. Anyway, until recently I worked at Apple as a Technology Evangelist and so I am aware of a lot of technologies in macOS and iOS that are not frequently used. Plus I love emoji. So for the recent World Emoji Day (July 17) I thought it would be fun to put together a dictionary of Emoji, as I am always interested what the various smiley faces mean 😁 as well as some of the more obscure Japanese symbols like 🔰. Over time I'll be working with Emojipedia to include a lot more data for each Emoji. This is just on of an ongoing series of projects I'm using to promote my availability for consultancy, which I am publishing on Medium at https://medium.com/f-a-t-e Companies find it very valuable to be able to get Apple-level involvement in their projects as I'm sure you can appreciate! Anyway, I've only just joined Product Hunt so will post more in future. Cheers!
Ben Tossell@bentossell · newCo
@gingerbeardman It comes up sometimes when I highlight things - so must be something I'm doing! Oh awesome, clever little way to promote yourself :) - looking forward to more posts in the future!
Matt SephtonMaker@gingerbeardman · Former Apple Technology Evangelist
@bentossell Aha! If you're using a trackpad it might be you're using a force click or three finger tap. You can turn both of these off in Trackpad Preferences. 🤓
Ben Tossell@bentossell · newCo
@gingerbeardman thats what it will be - fat, heavy, fingers haha
Matt SephtonMaker@gingerbeardman · Former Apple Technology Evangelist
Doug C. Hardester@r3volution11 · Front End Designer and Developer
I always did this with the character palette. However having it as a dictionary allows it to work with Alfred making translations nice and quick. Good work. :)
Matt SephtonMaker@gingerbeardman · Former Apple Technology Evangelist
@r3volution11 Cheers! Character Palette was a good workaround but it's far from a quick and friendly. I'd be interested to see how you're using it in Alfred?
Doug C. Hardester@r3volution11 · Front End Designer and Developer
@gingerbeardman I agree. With Alfred I simply copy the emoji, load Alfred and type "define [emoji]" and it instantly gives the result.
Matt SephtonMaker@gingerbeardman · Former Apple Technology Evangelist
Zac Davies@zacdavies · Customer Success Manager @ Mentorloop
Marina Tassi@marinaaat · Product Management Intern
I need to put my parents on this lol If only we could get it on ios for texting