What are Font Awesome Icons?
Font Awesome is a complete library of scalable vector image icons and fonts . You can use for your websites, native apps, designs and projects. Thousands of icons are freely available on Font Awesome website. A more complete pack with even more icons can be purchased from their website.
In the latest version of the Font Awesome pack, the fonts are now divided into 5 styles packs:
- Solid Icons
- Regular Icons
- Light Icons
- Duotone Icons
- new THIN Icons
- Brand Icons
- Humanitarian Icons
How many Icons are included in the Font Awesome 6.1?
Fonts Awesome icons 6.1 contains total 16,083 icons with 5 styles separated in 68 categories including 8,269 new icons having 2,009 free and open-source icons in the list.
In collaboration with United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) for humanitarian has included the icons in Font Awesome 6.1 in the category named Humanitarian icons.
Solid icons are great for small sizes which bring contrast to the text.
Regular icons can blend in with the regular text. These icons are easy and readable.
Light icons can be used when you need a lighter touch to the text.
Duotone icons are for an illustrated touch and grabbing attention.
THIN icons are the best for use and can fit with the latest super-light designs easily.
Brands icons enables you to use the social logos from 450+ brand icons to your designs, native apps, projects and websites.
Humanitarian icons depict themes of interest to the humanitarian community. It represents clusters, disaster types, categories of affected people, and relief items.
2. If you can’t find the icons of your choice in the lists you are browsing then you may request or suggest an idea of the icon on their website.
Regular icons are pay, light icons are paid, and brands are free. Make sure to use the correct prefix, either fas for solid free icons, or fantastic for branded free icons.
The list of Font Awesome icons continues to grow. It is a good idea to check their website regularly for the latest pack available. Eventually get a licensed pack to access the entire collection. Font Awesome icons contain free and paid icons to choose from. You may use icons both from the standard fas-fa icon package and the fab-fa icon brands package.
Font Awesome Icons Categories List
|Accessibility Icons||Energy Icons||Nature Icons|
|Alert Icons||F||Numbers Icons|
|Alphabet Icons||Files Icons||P|
|Animals Icons||Film + Video Icons||Photos + Images Icons|
|Arrows Icons||Food + Beverage Icons||Political Icons|
|Astronomy Icons||Fruits + Vegetables Icons||Punctuation + Symbols Icons|
|B||Gaming Icons||Religion Icons|
|Buildings Icons||Genders Icons||S|
|Business Icons||H||Science Fiction Icons|
|C||Halloween Icons||Science Icons|
|Camping Icons||Hands Icons||Security Icons|
|Charity Icons||Holidays Icons||Shapes Icons|
|Charts + Diagrams Icons||Household Icons||Shopping Icons|
|Childhood Icons||Humanitarian Icons||Social Icons|
|Clothing + Fashion Icons||L||Spinners Icons|
|Coding Icons||Logistics Icons||Sports + Fitness Icons|
|Connectivity Icons||Maps Icons||Text Formatting Icons|
|Construction Icons||Maritime Icons||Time Icons|
|D||Marketing Icons||Toggle Icons|
|Design Icons||Mathematics Icons||Transportation Icons|
|Devices + Hardware Icons||Media Playback Icons||Travel + Hotel Icons|
|Disaster + Crisis Icons||Medical + Health Icons||U|
|E||Money Icons||Users + People Icons|
|Editing Icons||Moving Icons||W|
|Education Icons||Music + Audio Icons||Weather Icons|
Use your browser’s search function and look for words similar to the icons you would like to find. There are most likely icons available for your needs, but they are named (in English only) with a different word than the one you would first think of. Font Awesome 6’s list of free icons is huge and will probably fit most of your design needs.
Font Awesome Icon Animation
Font Awesome animation enables users to make the icons fit in their projects. It provides the variety of the animations for the icons. It consists Beat, Fade, Beat-Fade, Bounce, Flip, Shake and Spin animations.
Font Awesome Styling Toolkit takes the trouble out of sizing, rotating, and stacking icons, so you can make your site pop with animations. How to use animated icons visit the Font Awesome page for details.
You may use Font Awesome icons in any of your projects by using a set of tools supported by Font Awesome icons.