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Emoji exporter used for Mutant Standard emoji set


Orxporter was created as a rewrite of scripts used to automate some of the workflow for Mutant Standard. Its main purpose remains to be the primary build tool for Mutant Standard packages, and so its features are mainly focused on a single use case.

That said, there has been interest in this tool, as it allows custom builds or modifications of Mutant Standard packages, and is generic enough to work for similar projects.

We welcome suggestions, feature requests and collaboration in order to make orxporter more useful for independent emoji creators and end-users. We follow Mutant Standard's code of conduct - please refer to


Orxporter is an open-sourced insider tool, and wasn't originally meant to be used at large. There has been no significant effort to design, test, or follow any good software development practice.


  • Declarative language for defining semantics of emoji set
  • Color mapping (recoloring)
  • Unicode metadata
  • SVG and arbitrary size PNG exports
  • Supports renderers: inkscape, rendersvg and imagemagick
  • Output options including emoji filtering, customisable export directory structure and filenaming
  • JSON output of emoji set metadata
  • Embedding licensing metadata
  • Multithreading


  • Python 3.6+
  • Inkscape (optional; for rasterisation)
  • ImageMagick (optional; for rasterisation)
  • rendersvg (optional; for rasterisation)
  • exiftool (optional; for embedding licensing metadata)
  • FLIF reference encoder/decoder (optional; for FLIF output)
  • libwebp (optional; for WebP output)


By default, orxporter assumes the manifest is in ./manifest, the input directory is the in subdirectory of wherever the manifest is, and the output directory is out. Default action is to export the entire emoji set as shortcode-named SVG files.

Here are the command line options:

  • -h -- prints the help message
  • -m PATH -- specifies manifest file path (default: manifest)
  • -i PATH -- specifies input image directory path; note that as build files are meant to be self-contained, this is relative to the manifest filepath (default: in)
  • -o PATH -- specifies output directory path; this is relative to the current directory (default: out)
  • -f PATH_EXPR -- specifies output filenaming for emoji; the following formatting codes are supported: %c for colormap, %d for source image's directory within input directory, %f for export format used, %s for shortcode, %u for unicode sequence, %(property_name) for emoji's property; (default: %f/%s)
  • -F FORMAT[,FORMAT...] -- specifies output formats; the following formats are supported: svg, png-SIZE (fe. png-64), flif-SIZE, webp-SIZE; (default: svg)
  • -e FILTER -- only emoji matching the filter condition will be exported; multiple filters can be used to narrow selection down but each requires a separate -e option; filters are specified as property=val1[,val2...] to match emoji with the property having the value (or one of listed values), property=* to match emoji with the property being defined (regardless of value), or property=! to match emoji with the property being undefined
  • -j FILE -- export emoji metadata to a JSON file
  • -J FILE -- export emoji metadata to a JSON file in the format expected by Mutant Standard website code
  • -c -- disable ANSI color codes; use if you see garbage in the terminal instead of pretty colorified output
  • -q WIDTHxHEIGHT -- ensure source images have specified size
  • -t NUM -- number of worker threads (default: 1)
  • --force-desc -- ensure all emoji have description (desc property)
  • -r RENDERER -- selects rasteriser to use; the following rasterisers are supported: inkscape, rendersvg, imagemagick; rendersvg is recommended if speed is important; (default: inkscape)
  • -b NUM -- maximum number of file arguments per exiftool call; larger numbers may accelerate metadata insertion but fail if the OS doesn't support sufficiently long argument lists; (default: 1000)


Export the entire emoji set as shortcode-named SVG files (default):

As above, but specifying manifest, input directory and output directory paths: -m <manifest file> -i <input directory> -o <output directory>

Export the entire emoji set as shortcode-named 64x64 and 256x256 PNG files, with a separate directory for each format, using 4 threads: -F png-64,png-256 -f %f/%s -t 4

Export the entire emoji set as unicode-named SVG, 32x32 PNG, 128x128 PNG and 512x512 PNG files, using 8 threads, to a separate directory for each format, ensuring that all input images are 32x32: -F svg,png-32,png-128,png-512 -f %f/%u -t 8 -q 32x32

Export only dark_elf emoji as a 256x256 PNG file: -F png-256 -e code=dark_elf

Export only emoji with v2 color modifier: -e color=v2

Export only paw emoji: -e morph=paw

Export all emoji as shortcode-named SVG files, preserving input directory structure: -f %d/%s


Please refer to for documentation regarding manifests.


  • AndrewMontagne - imagemagick support
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