This particular update has been a long-time coming, it’s a major step forward for Mutant Standard and it’s required a major overhaul to how Mutant Standard emoji are produced and presented.
Most of this you can thank kiilas for, who is an excellent programmer and so much of this project is indebted to.
The exporter that I’ve been using to get emoji out in all the colours, sizes and formats has been replaced with a brand-new and much more powerful exporter called Orxporter. This will eventually be open source so if you know how to use a command line, you can use this tool too!
You can now download packages with codepoint-based filenames. This has been a long time coming and I thank you all for the wait!
You can find them at mutant.tech/use/#other. There are going to be some differences between the selection of emoji in the codepoint packages versus the shortcode because of how encoding works. I’ve written a new FAQ answer regarding that.
You can find the current details on how codepoint encoding is at the moment and how it’s planned for the future in a new dedicated page.
Improved Shortcode packages
‘Shortcode’ is what I’m now using to refer to the releases you all are familiar with (human-readable filenames and an easy to understand folder structure).
All emoji now only use underscores and alphanumeric characters, no more annoying square brackets to fiddle around with!
- Battery level emoji
- Privacy symbol emoji
- Red umbrella emoji (symbol of sex workers’ rights)
- Lots of Unicode Standard food and drink emoji
- A few other things
Many web improvements
Many pages have been simplified or greatly improved.
There’s a brand new demo page! You can now choose what type of hand emoji and colours you would like to see and it will show you!
Many production/internal improvements
A lot of web stuff (like the demo page) generates itself automatically and everything is generally a lot easier to update.
I have a bunch more in-house automation tools to make producing emoji packages way way quicker than it used to be.
All of these things mean I can spend much more time just making emoji.
You can find the notes for 0.2.1 on Trello!
My current thinking is with this release to do even more in-demand unique emoji – so more animals, more fantasy things, more fun objects!