Font Awesome

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Font Awesome
Developer(s)Font Awesome Team
Initial release3 March 2012; 10 years ago (2012-03-03)[1]
Stable release
6.2.0 / 30 August 2022; 3 months ago (2022-08-30)[2]
Operating systemCross-platform (web-based application)
LicenseFreemium Edit this on Wikidata

Font Awesome is a font and icon toolkit based on CSS and Less. As of 2020, Font Awesome was used by 38% of sites that use third-party font scripts, placing Font Awesome in second place after Google Fonts.[3]


It was made by Dave Gandy for use with Bootstrap.[4][5] Font Awesome can be downloaded from BootstrapCDN.[6]

Font Awesome 5 was released on December 7, 2017, with 1,278 icons.[7] 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.[8]

Font Awesome 6 is the latest version which was released in February 2022.[9] Users will be able to upload their own icons and receive more icons on top of the existing ones from Font Awesome 5.[10]

On March 16, 2022, Font Awesome announced a collaboration with United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) for humanitarian icons in Font Awesome 6.1.[11]


  1. ^ "Font Awesome v1.0.0". Github. 2022-02-02.
  2. ^ "Font Awesome". Font Awesome. 2022-08-30. Retrieved 30 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Global market share of Font Script technologies". Wappalyzer. Archived from the original on 19 December 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Font Awesome v1.0.0". Github. 2022-02-02.
  5. ^ "Font Awesome, the iconic font designed for Bootstrap". Retrieved 2021-06-01. Made for Bootstrap. Designed from scratch to be fully compatible with Bootstrap 2.3.2.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "BootstrapCDN - Font Awesome". Retrieved 2021-11-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Font Awesome". Font Awesome. Retrieved 2017-12-09.
  8. ^ "Pro License | Font Awesome". Font Awesome. 2018-07-12. Retrieved 2021-03-19.
  9. ^ "Font Awesome". Font Awesome. Retrieved 2022-02-08.
  10. ^ "Plans & Pricing / Font Awesome". Font Awesome. Retrieved 2022-02-08.
  11. ^ "Font Awesome and OCHA Partner to Create Humanitarian Icons". Blog Awesome. 16 March 2022. Retrieved 21 March 2022.

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