Font Awesome

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Font Awesome
Font Awesome 5 logo black.svg
Developer(s)Font Awesome Team
Initial release21 August 2012; 8 years ago (2012-08-21)
Stable release
5.15.2 / 13 January 2021; 8 days ago (2021-01-13)[1]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Operating systemCross-platform (web-based application)
LicenseFreemium Edit this on Wikidata

Font Awesome is a font and icon toolkit based on CSS and Less. It was made by Dave Gandy for use with Bootstrap, and later was incorporated into the BootstrapCDN. Font Awesome has a 38% market share among those websites that use third-party font scripts on their platform, ranking it second place after Google Fonts.[2]

Font Awesome 6 is the next version which is planned to release in the second half of 2020. This will allow people to upload their own icons and get more icons on top of the existing ones from Font Awesome 5.

Font Awesome 5 was released on December 7, 2017 with 1,278 icons.[3] Version 5 comes in two packages: Font Awesome Free and the proprietary Font Awesome Pro (available for a fee). The free versions (all releases up to 4 and the free version for 5) are available under the SIL Open Font License 1.1, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0, and MIT License.[4]


  1. ^ "Releases - FortAwesome/Font-Awesome". Retrieved 7 October 2020 – via GitHub.
  2. ^ "Global market share of Font Script technologies". Wappalyzer. Archived from the original on 19 December 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Font Awesome". Retrieved 2017-12-09.
  4. ^ "Font Awesome License". Retrieved 2019-07-28.

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