This gem is no longer maintained
Please check Iconly for similar functionality.
Provides a web interface to over 450 free icon fonts, so that you can inlcude only the fonts you need in your application.
Icofont depends on the awsome fontcustom for building the fonts. Please check their README for instructions on how to install it.
After installing fontcustom's dependencies, add the gem to the Gemfile of your Rails app:
1. Start by running the
icofont generator, which will copy the SVG glyphs from the [icofont-glyphs] repository into your machine, usually at
rails generate icofont
The generator will also mount the
icofont engine by injecting the following line into your
Now you can access the web interface of icofont at
/icofont URL (e.g.
http://localhost:3000/icofont). There you can select/unselect the glyphs you wish to be included on your font. Click on UPDATE to persist your changes, and create the font.
The class names can be found below the fonts.
The names of the fonts used are saved in the
[rails_root]/.icofont/icofont.txt file, which was generated and added to your git repository automatically by the generator.
icofont.css.erb in your
*= require icofont
Once the font is created, the selected class names are ready to use on your views.
This way you will include only the icons you need on your font.
Icofont is licenced under MIT-LICENSE.