Add custom icons to font awesome

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I love the Font Awesome icon font and want to use it for most of the icons on my site but there are a few custom svg icons that I'd need in addition to what's offered.

I noticed that the .svg version of Font Awesome is composed mostly of these <glyph /> elements:

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<glyph unicode="&#xf0c1;" horiz-adv-x="1597" d="M0 1137q0 88 34 166.5t92 137t136 92.5t168 34q86 0 166 -33t139 -92q8 -8 21.5 -20.5t26 -25t21.5 -25.5t9 -25q0 -18 -12 -31q-6 -8 -25 -12q-47 -10 -88 -22.5t-86 -31.5q-4 -4 -16 -4t-25.5 10.5t-31 21.5t-42 21.5t-57.5 10.5q-35 0 -66.5 -13.5t-54 -37t-36 -54 t-13.5 -67.5q0 -41 17.5 -75t43 -63.5t56.5 -56.5t57 -53l180 -178q23 -25 54.5 -37t66.5 -12q43 0 73 16t46 16q12 0 39 -21.5t55.5 -49t50 -55t21.5 -42.5q0 -29 -36 -51t-83 -38.5t-94 -26t-72 -9.5q-86 0 -164.5 33t-140.5 92l-303 305q-61 59 -94 139.5t-33 166.5z M578 1010q0 29 35.5 51t82.5 38.5t94 26t72 9.5q86 0 166 -33t139 -92l303 -305q61 -59 94 -139.5t33 -166.5q0 -90 -33.5 -167.5t-92 -136t-137.5 -92.5t-167 -34q-86 0 -165.5 34t-139.5 93q-8 8 -21.5 19.5t-25.5 25t-21.5 26.5t-9.5 26q0 18 13 28q6 8 24 12 q47 10 88 22.5t86 33.5q12 4 17 4q12 0 25.5 -10.5t30.5 -21.5t41 -21.5t58 -10.5q72 0 121 49.5t49 120.5q0 41 -17 76t-44 63.5t-56.5 55.5t-56.5 53l-178 180q-53 49 -123 50q-43 0 -72.5 -17.5t-46.5 -17.5q-12 0 -38.5 21.5t-55 49t-50 56t-21.5 41.5z" />
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Would it be effective to take my svg icon code, paste it in as a new glyph element and assign an unused unicode char?

This question is tagged with svg webfonts font-awesome

~ Asked on 2012-07-11 05:35:41

The Best Answer is


128

Give Icomoon a try. You can upload your own SVGs, add them to the library, then create a custom font combining FontAwesome with your own icons.

~ Answered on 2013-07-16 03:05:29


30

In Font Awesome 5, you can create custom icons with your own SVG data. Here's a demo GitHub repo that you can play with. And here's a CodePen that shows how something similar might be done in <script> blocks.

In either case, it simply involves using library.add() to add an object like this:

export const faSomeObjectName = {
  // Use a prefix like 'fac' that doesn't conflict with a prefix in the standard Font Awesome styles
  // (So avoid fab, fal, fas, far, fa)
  prefix: string,
  iconName: string, // Any name you like
  icon: [
    number, // width
    number, // height
    string[], // ligatures
    string, // unicode (if relevant)
    string // svg path data
  ]
}

Note that the element labelled by the comment "svg path data" in the code sample is what will be assigned as the value of the d attribute on a <path> element that is a child of the <svg>. Like this (leaving out some details for clarity):

<svg>
  <path d=SVG_PATH_DATA></path>
</svg>

(Adapted from my similar answer here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/50338775/4642871)

~ Answered on 2018-05-14 22:11:12


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