Font Awesome

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Font Awesome
Font Awesome logomark blue.svg
Developer(s) Font Awesome Team
Initial release 21 August 2012; 6 years ago (2012-08-21)
Stable release
5.3.1 / 28 August 2018; 20 days ago (2018-08-28)[1]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Operating system Cross-platform (web-based application)
License Freemium

Font Awesome is a font and icon toolkit based on CSS and LESS. It was made by Dave Gandy for use with Twitter Bootstrap, and later was incorporated into the BootstrapCDN. Font Awesome has a 20% market share among those websites which use third-party Font Scripts on their platform, ranking it second place after Google Fonts.[2]

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 SIL Open Font License 1.1, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0, and MIT License.


  1. ^ "Releases". GitHub. 
  2. ^ "Global market share of Font Script technologies". Wappalyzer. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Font Awesome". Retrieved 2017-12-09. 

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