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This is a strange release, full of background refinements.
- New paw and claw hands (much closer to 100% parity with human hands!)
- Updated rainbow flag and new pride flags
- New colours!
- Some other symbols
- A pineapple
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I was thinking about reversing the order, so H1 would be the darkest and H5 would be the lightest.
I was thinking this might be a good idea to shake some extra white-defaultness out of the system (I was also thinking of planning to order skin tones that way anyway in a possible future emoji picker).
I feel kinda strongly about this because it seemed like the right thing to do but there's a part of me that's not entirely sure...
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Because it's a feautre of Unicode, Mutant Standard has inherited it's skin colour system into Mutant Standard's own skin colour system (because human skin colours aren't the only skin colours).
So in Mutant Standard at present, 'H1' is the lightest skin colour (equivalent to 'Fitzpatrick I-II' in Unicode land) and 'H5' is the darkest skin colour (equivalent to 'Fitzpatrick VI' in Unicode land).
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Okay, so let me put this into a post proper because I would like to see if anyone has anything to chime in on this...
So, Unicode emoji has a system of skin tones, partly based on the Fitzpatrick system. It ranks from 1 to 6. 1 being the lightest, and 6 being the darkest skin colour. Emoji condensed this into 5 (eliminating one of the lighter skin tones because that system was /really/ white-centric).
Thank you for all your patience and support with my current situation. 💚
0.1.0 has been quite a while in the making, and I'm starting to lose track of emoji scheduled for release in this version, so I'm rounding them up now and getting them out there so they're set in stone, even though I've got a bunch of other emoji that are in development and almost ready for release (which will be 0.1.1)
Current release schedule:
- 0.1.0 (next day or so)
- Merch Wave 2 (next week)
- 0.1.1 (the week after that, depending)
Let me know if you have any suggestions for merch; I've found a vendor for mugs and I'm going to be making another wave of merch alongside releasing 0.1.
I'm kind of in the weird position where I like my emoji, but I'm a minimalist person in style so I wouldn't buy most of the merch I make so I don't have the greatest sense of what my fans would actually want on stuff, heh.
Just added a section on the first post about my computer hardware! Because I know that sometimes artists get all mixed up about that kind of thing sometimes.
Before I post all of the behind the scenes process pictures whenever I release the next update, I figured I would try to summarise how I make emoji a bit to try to pull back the curtain on what I do.
if you've thought of making your own emoji, this might help you and give you some things to think about:
(also and a few others...)
(Also instance admins, if you wanna be notified of cool new emoji updates from Mutant Standard, you can follow this account ✪w✪)
Friendly reminder to admins:
If you are using Mutant Standard emojos (or remixes of them), they are licensed CC BY-NC-SA so you should be attributing me in your instance description. I know Mastodon's copy feature can make that easy to miss, that's okay!
If you want to know how to attribute properly, check out step 3 of https://mutant.tech/use/#mastodon. It's really quick!
Examples of some Mutant Standard emoji are shown below: