Font Awesome

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Font Awesome
Font Awesome 5 logo black.svg
Developer(s)Font Awesome Team
Initial release21 August 2012; 7 years ago (2012-08-21)
Stable release
5.12.0 / 10 December 2019; 41 days ago (2019-12-10)[1]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Operating systemCross-platform (web-based application)

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.[4]


  1. ^ "Releases - FortAwesome/Font-Awesome". Retrieved 10 December 2019 – via GitHub.
  2. ^ "Global market share of Font Script technologies". Wappalyzer. Archived from the original on 18 March 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Font Awesome". Retrieved 2017-12-09.
  4. ^ "Font Awesome License". Retrieved 2019-07-28.

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