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.
You can happliy use jQuery, Turbolinks for Rails, and Require.js with v6.
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)
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!