Sorry to revive such an old and silly topic, but I’m furious.
I read that Google is about to get rid of the ingenious and masterfully crafted blob emoji and replacing them with an inferior, cluttered and less expressive set, far too reminiscent of the similar, badly scaling mess used by Apple or MS.
While this is a matter of taste, I truly believe that they are giving up on what I found to be least invasive and distracting set of emoji currently used, and can only hope the replacing emoji is even half decent.
However, if/when it turns out that the new set scales down to 12, not to mention 10 points just as badly as competition, I would really appreciate the possibility to somehow easily remedy the situation.
I would be perfectly OK even with reverting the core set of emoji (preferably from 6.0, although I’m bit of a fence walker when it comes to poop and sunglasses ) with the new set simply bringing in only totally new emoji that didn’t exist before.
As I said earlier, since this is probably one of the least of Discourse team’s concerns, probably the easiest way to work around this for an Admin would be to have a library of png’s named by their reserved word, such as european_post_office.png and dragging & dropping them in the custom emoji upload tool, what I believe is ten at a time?
I tried to poke around the repo to figure out where the files reside but they are apparently pulled from somewhere else during build?
edit: In addition I just came to think that blobs would probably work great in monochrome so a bit of imagemagickery would likely produce great results…