FontAwesome 4.5.0

FontAwesome 4.5.0

LangLanguage Obj-CObjective C
License Custom
ReleasedLast Release Jan 2016

Maintained by Param Aggarwal.

  • By
  • Alex Usbergo


Brings the iconic FontAwesome font to iOS.


Add this to your Podfile:

pod 'FontAwesome'

This will include the helper files, and the font resource automatically in your app.


First, make sure you have FontAwesome.ttf bundled in your project and that UIAppFonts key in the project's plist file contains a String item named FontAwesome.ttf.

Then add the NSString+FontAwesome category to the project.

UILabel *label = [...]
label.font = [UIFont fontWithName:kFontAwesomeFamilyName size:20];

You can now use enums for all the different iconic characters

label.text = [NSString fontAwesomeIconStringForEnum:FAGithub];

or you can reference them by using the class identifiers listed here

label.text = [NSString fontAwesomeIconStringForIconIdentifier:@"fa-github"];

That's it! For further information have a look to the small demo project!

Placeholder Image

FAImageView is now extended and contains a new property called defaultView that is shown when the image is set to nil.

It is possible to use one the font-awesome icon as a default placeholder for an image view.

FAImageView *imageView = [[FAImageView alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(0.f, 0.f, 100.f, 100.f)];
imageView.image = nil;
[imageView setDefaultIconIdentifier:@"fa-github"];


(forked from, to be available as a CocoaPod)

Attribution is no longer required as of Font Awesome 3.0 but is much appreciated: "Font Awesome by Dave Gandy -".