I am looking to integrate font awesome icon into magento2. I have downloaded font-awesome version 4.6.3. The tree structure of the font-awesome folder is shown below.

folder structure

I referred to this link and got some idea about where to place fonts and CSS but I don't know where to place the remaining folder less and SCSS.

can anyone explain the step-by-step process of integrating font-awesome icons into Magento 2?

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    if you are including css file you don't need less, scss file, css file is enough. Let me know if you want to know how to include font-awesome.css file through xml. Sep 14, 2016 at 5:27
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    please wait I will update my stuff in that question. I know how to include in xml. Sep 14, 2016 at 5:32
  • yes you right it worked. no need less and scss. thanks @ArunKarnawat Sep 14, 2016 at 5:45

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Steps to Integrate font awesome

  1. Download font-awesome library from this link
  2. place the font files in <custom-theme-directory>/web/fonts
  3. place the css files in <custom-theme-directory>/web/css
  4. Declare font awesome css in needed layout file

eg: Magento_Theme/layout/default_head_blocks.xml

<?xml version="1.0"?>
 * Copyright © 2015 Magento. All rights reserved.
 * See COPYING.txt for license details.
<page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
    <css src="css/font-awesome.min.css" />
  1. we can call in phtml like <i class="fa fa-binoculars"></i>
  • This worked great! Curious.. What if any performance consequences are there from using a library like this?
    – JustinP
    Jan 16, 2019 at 19:54
  • I think the font path should be corrected to <custom-theme-directory>/web/webfonts Sep 1, 2020 at 1:22

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