Unicorn Frappe Beta 3 6.0.0-beta3

Released Nov 23, 2021

Added

Changed

  • When you search for icons, you'll now see the details for a selected icon in a dedicated modal window, and you can move between icons using the arrow keys or the previous/next buttons.
  • Simplified the design of traffic-light, basket-shopping, earth, ellipsis, and bullhorn icons
  • Updated and standardized the design of the cart-shopping, money-check, grid, chart and diagram, animals, and face icons
  • Minor revisions to the money-bill, credit-card, and hospital icons
  • Cleaned up the calendar and alarm icons
  • Updated unity and vk, brand icons
  • Removed a readme file regarding duotones in the free otf directory
  • Deleted the attribution.js file within the free zip download
  • Do not show missing icon indicator if no icon specified for SVG + JavaScript (this aligns the behavior with our web fonts implementation)
  • Simplified how CSS Pseudo-elements can be used with CSS Custom Properties and made them future proof for later major releases of Font Awesome
  • Added a specific letter-spacing for Duotone CSS/SCSS/Less to prevent icons from being misaligned if this was used elsewhere in the DOM
  • Version 6 will no longer support Internet Explorer
    We have ended support for Internet Explorer in v6 - all IE specific fallbacks and assets have been removed. As always, you can view the official list of browsers that Font Awesome supports.
  • Breaking Changes to the "flash" animation
    The new in v6 CSS "flash" animation has been renamed to "beat-fade" to avoid collisions with v4 icon names and for more consistent animation naming.

Fixed

  • Corrected many compatibility issues with version 4 and 5 allowing for easy upgrades to version 6
  • Corrected license restriction issue that would not allow applications like Illustrator and InDesign to save in PDF-compatible formats
  • Improved non-English language support for desktop OTF in apps like Pages and Keynote on macOS.
  • Duotone icons with only one layer now show up when using a Kit
  • Added the missing sideEffects: false to the @fortawesome/pro-thin-svg-icons package
  • Renamed the SCSS and Less divide() function to fa-divide() to avoid conflict with the Bootstrap version
  • Removed extraneous parenthesis to work around a bug with the scssphp library
  • Setting config.showMissingIcons to false now hides this indicator on the page
  • Improved ligatures support for a small number of icons that were not working in desktop apps
  • Add exports for styles.css to @fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core to fix "Missing exports" error in newer versions of Node.js and build tools like Webpack and Rollup
  • Added more appropriate fallback glyphs for Duotone desktop OTF files for application that do not support embedded SVG
  • Corrected some bits for unicode ranges in the OS/2 table in the desktop OTF file
  • Improve import.macro error handling when macro wasn't called
  • Corrected an issue where SVG symbols could not be used with nested icon mode
  • Corrected thin style of the bowl-soft-serve icon
  • Corrected regular style of the money-bill-1 icon
  • Fixed a bug that could cause an empty comment to appear when using svgs
  • Fixed a bug where using library.add() did NOT register the new v6-style style class selectors
  • Fixed a bug where thin style would not be available when importing and using with SVG + JavaScript

PSL Beta 2 6.0.0-beta2

Released Sept 21, 2021

Added

Changed

  • Updated otter icon to be more otter-y
  • Simplified landmark and landmark-dome icons
  • Updated school icon to be more school-y
  • Added landing gear to our plane-arrival icon
  • Adjusted camera-viewfinder icon
  • Removed Tripadvisor icon at request of copyright holder
  • Breaking Changes to Duotone Unicodes and Ligatures
    We fixed an issue in the Beta 1 release with our Duotone unicodes and ligatures when referencing Duotone layers in both Desktop OTF and Webfonts. If you installed Beta 1 and use ligatures on the desktop or unicodes in your CSS pseudo elements, you'll need to update to the latest (Beta 3) font files AND update any ligature or unicode references that used the Beta 1 syntax.

Fixed

  • Fixed a bug where some duotone icons used in pseudo-elements would be missing a second layer.
  • Fixed a bug where certain animations would not work in the latest version of Edge.
  • Fixed a bug where SVG nested icons would endlessly replace the SVG tag with ... a new SVG tag.
  • Fixed a Dart Sass division (“/”) deprecation issue.
  • Fixed an issue with auto-accessibility and the use of the title attribute within the <svg> element.
  • Fixed a bug centering around customizing the width of an SVG-based icon element (fa-w).
  • Separated out the Less and SCSS duotone classes into different files to help reduce the CSS size.
  • Fixed a bug where a zero-width-space unicode value could cause our icon not to show.
  • Fixed a bug where layered text would not be shown correctly on screen.
  • Fixed an issue where using fontawesome-svg-core would not render v6 icons.
  • Fixed an issue when using fa-regular style, which would render a solid style rather than the regular style.
  • Removed the extra .tgz file getting bundled within the NPM packages.
  • Fixed the conflict detection feature to detect conflicts with Font Awesome v5 when using Web Fonts + CSS.
  • Fixed font metadata in the font files to improve validation in some situations.

Orange Mocha Frappuccino Beta 1 6.0.0-beta1

Released May 29, 2021

Added

  • Over 775 New Icons

  • New Emoji icons - Now we have Emoji-parity with all "smiley face" icons
  • New Sports + Fitness icons, and some new Gaming icons
  • New icons for aligning and distributing objects
  • New clock face icons in half-hour increments
  • A variety of new icons across many categories, plus a bunch of commissioned icons
  • v6 Support in Kits
    You can now choose the v6 Beta from the version select in your kits' settings.
  • New and Improved Icon Search
    We crafted a new icon search from the ground up so you get quick access to copy options, a bigger icon preview without leaving the search, more options for filtering and sorting, better alias and synonym search options, improved icon detail pages, all-around snappier searching, and now we hold your place in search when you jump into details and back!
  • The beta Python/Django plugin now supports v6 icons and styling.
  • The Javascript API, GraphQL API, and Conflict Detection API now all support v6.
  • You can happliy use jQuery, Turbolinks for Rails, and Require.js with v6.

Changed

  • Changes to Duotones on the Desktop
    • Ligatures Changes: You can now get an entire duotone icon with the touch of a wand - ahem - ligature. (If you want the separate pieces, you'll need to use unicodes.)
    • Unicode Changes: In v5, our secondary duotone unicode was generated by adding 0x10 to the front of the primary unicode. In v6, we will use the unicode variation selector instead, so the icon will have a unicode value and then you can select the primary layer with 0xfe01 or secondary layer with 0xfe02 (the universal unicode variation selector values).
    • More Unicode Changes: We now have a single unicode for entire duotone icons (not just the primary and secondary parts). So 0xe2f5 will get you the full duotone icon for citrus-slice, but 0xe2f5 0xfe01 will get you just the primary layer and 0xe2f5 0xfe01 will get you just the secondary layer.
  • Breaking Changes to Some CSS, SCSS, and Less
    • Removed .fa-icon-rotate and .fa-icon-flip SCSS/Less mixins
    • Changed .sr-only and .sr-only-focusable classes to be namespaced to .fa-sr-only and .fa-sr-only-focusable (.sr-only and .sr-only-focusable will be silenty supported until the next major version release)
    • Updated CSS properties used in .fa-sr-only utilities to use a more modern technique
    • Removed CSS support for IE9 and below, including the removal of .eot and .svg font files/references from @font-face definitions
    • Renamed _larger SCSS and Less files to _sizing
    • Removed @fa-display, @fa-font-size, @fa-font-size-base, @fa-version variables in both SCSS and Less files
    • Renamed fa-pulse to fa-spin-pulse (fa-pulse will be silenty supported until the next major version release)

Fixed

  • Continued fixes and improvements to many icons
  • Fixed line-height of base Web Fonts icon styling for better alignment with text

Triple Espresso Alpha 3 6.0.0-alpha3

Released March 29, 2021

Added

  • Even More New Icons
  • New commissioned icons
  • New commissioned brand icons
  • New round of top icons requests
  • New fruit and vegetable icons
  • New brightness, notebook, cart, trash-can, and hand ribbon icons
  • New beat, fade, flash, and flip CSS animations
  • Added support for prefers-reduced-motion CSS media feature in CSS animations.

Changed

  • Added additional metadata to improve searching for an icon
  • Revised icon categories to be more balanced in subject matter and icon counts
  • Renamed air-freshener icon to spray-can-sparkles
  • Updated punctuation-based icons
  • Made stroke-width on solid style icons more consistent across collection
  • Updated every Version 6 SVG and font file thanks to a fresh import of every Font Awesome icon using new and spiffy tooling. While we've hunted for them ourselves, there may be some unforeseen glitches. Shout if you see any !

Fixed

  • General fixes and improvements to many icons
  • Reverted layers icon to layer-group
  • Reverted layers-plus icon to layer-plus
  • Fixed solid style tugrik-sign icon
  • Fixed solid style question icon
  • Removed overprescriptive --fa-color CSS Custom Property and color rule that used it
  • Added missing --fa-animation-delay CSS Custom Property to .fa-spin and .fa-pulse animations
  • Added missing .fa-spin-reverse utility to Less source files

Double Shot Alpha 2 6.0.0-alpha2

Released December 22, 2020

Added

  • NPM-installable packages (SVG core, icon content packages, pro and free)
  • Alias support in browser-centric JavaScript and NPM packages
  • New icons for latin alphabet characters (a-z, 0-9) including circle and square variants
  • New JavaScript API parse.icon method which parses various input formats to specify icons
  • New commissioned icons
  • New commissioned brand icons
  • New round of top icons requests
  • New plus, minus, exclamation variants of more icons
  • SCSS/Less pre-processor map for brand icons
  • SCSS/Less pre-processor map for official icons
  • fa-spin-reverse utility to render icon animations in reverse
  • Support for adjusting speed of icon animations
  • Support for CSS Custom Properties use across the styling toolkit
  • Support for Vue and React components
  • A way to dynamically import icons in React

Changed

  • Removed explicit CSS custom property fallbacks in SCSS/Less files in favor of using Autoprefixer
  • JavaScript API findIconDefinition method now supports aliases
  • Revised Duotone Icon layers to be more consistent across the collection
  • CSS3 Notation is used when selecting Pseudo-Elements
  • Icon sizing now has separate relative and literal size scales and classes
  • Relative icon sizing has an expanded scale (2xs - 2xl) and provides vertical alignment with text
  • Renamed 'pulse' animation to 'spin-pulse'
  • Added more SCSS/Less pre-processor variables for easier customization
  • Renamed _larger SCSS/Less pre-processor partial to _sizing
  • Added an 'fa-' prefix to namespace screen reader-based utilities
  • Updated screen reader-based utilities to current best practices
  • Separated brand and official icon definitions in SCSS/Less
  • Separated brand and official icon definitions in CSS
  • Removed .eot and .svg web font-face files and support
  • Removed IE8 + 9 support across styling toolkit
  • Updated syntax used to reference icons in Vue and React components

Fixed


Pot o' Coffee Alpha 1 6.0.0-alpha1

Released October 27, 2020

Added

Changed

  • Revisited, revamped, and gave all 1,800+ existing icons some design love and attention
  • Revised icon names according to new collection-wide naming conventions and standards

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