UK’s Telegraph reported 13-DEC-16;
A language firm in London is seeking an emoji translator in what may be the first such job.The translation agency has advertised for a specialist to help meet the challenges “posed by the world’s fastest-growing language“.
The consultant role, which could become a full-time position, will involve explaining cross-cultural misunderstandings in the use of the ideograms and compiling a monthly trends report.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.telegraph.co.uk
Editor’s Note: iPhones’ voice assistant “Siri” will read text message back to you – when it reads an embedded emoji – it describes it with “smiling face with squinting eyes” or “cityscape pictorial card. If you turn on the sound options in General | Accessibility it will add a speech playback option to any selection of text (email, note, SMS).