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Easy ways to get Fork Awesome 1.2.0 onto your website

The simplest way to get Fork Awesome in your project is to copy the line below in between the <head> tags of your HTML source files. Then check the examples to start displaying icons.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="" integrity="sha256-XoaMnoYC5TH6/+ihMEnospgm0J1PM/nioxbOUdnM8HY=" crossorigin="anonymous">

Thanks to jsDelivr for providing the CDN for Fork Awesome


Want to manage and host Fork Awesome assets yourself? You can download, customize, and use the icons and default styling manually. Both CSS and CSS Preprocessor (Sass and Less) formats are included.

Using CSS

  1. Copy the entire fork-awesome directory into your project.
  2. In the <head> of your html, reference the location to your font-awesome.min.css.
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="path/to/fork-awesome/css/fork-awesome.min.css">
  3. Check out the examples to start using Fork Awesome!

Using Sass or Less

Use this method to customize Fork Awesome 1.2.0 using Less or Sass.

  1. Copy the fork-awesome/ directory into your project.
  2. Open your project's fork-awesome/less/variables.less or fork-awesome/scss/_variables.scss and edit the @fa-font-path or $fa-font-path variable to point to your font directory.
    @fa-font-path:   "../font";

    The font path is relative from your compiled CSS directory.

  3. Re-compile your Less or Sass if using a static compiler. Otherwise, you should be good to go.
  4. Check out the examples to start using Fork Awesome!

Juliette Foucault has created a little library called IconFontCppHeaders to help use a few icon fonts in your C or C++ projects and Fork Awesome is part of it.

#include "IconsForkAwesome.h"


In order to provide the best possible experience to old and buggy browsers, Fork Awesome uses CSS browser hacks in several places to target special CSS to certain browser versions in order to work around bugs in the browsers themselves. These hacks understandably cause CSS validators to complain that they are invalid. In a couple places, we also use bleeding-edge CSS features that aren't yet fully standardized, but these are used purely for progressive enhancement.

These validation warnings don't matter in practice since the non-hacky portion of our CSS does fully validate and the hacky portions don't interfere with the proper functioning of the non-hacky portion, hence why we deliberately ignore these particular warnings.

Getting started - Validators by Bootstrap Team is licensed under CC BY 3.0

Internet Explorer 8 and @font-face

IE8 has some issues with @font-face when combined with :before. Fork Awesome uses that combination. If a page is cached, and loaded without the mouse over the window (i.e. hit the refresh button or load something in an iframe) then the page gets rendered before the font loads. Hovering over the page (body) will show some of the icons and hovering over the remaining icons will show those as well. See issue #954 for details.

Getting started - Internet Explorer 8 and @font-face by Bootstrap Team is licensed under CC BY 3.0

Need IE7 Support?

Sorry, Fork Awesome 1.2.0 doesn't support IE7, but an older version of Font Awesome does (v3.2.1, if you can still find it).