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@davidegheri/react-native-fontawesome v0.1.1

React Native component for Font Awesome 5


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Font Awesome 5 React Native component using SVG with JS and react-native-svg, heavily inpired by the react-fontawesome package


Get started

This package is for integrating Font Awesome 5 SVG in JS with React Native,

It leverages the amazing react-native-svg package to render the icon svg in a React native environment


$ npm i --save @fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core
$ npm i --save @davidegheri/react-native-fontawesome

$ react-native link react-native-svg

Add at least one icon set

$ npm i --save @fortawesome/free-solid-svg-icons

Add more styles or Pro icons

$ npm i --save @fortawesome/free-brands-svg-icons
$ npm i --save @fortawesome/free-regular-svg-icons

If you are a Font Awesome Pro subscriber you can install Pro packages; this requires additional configuration.

$ npm i --save @fortawesome/pro-solid-svg-icons
$ npm i --save @fortawesome/pro-regular-svg-icons
$ npm i --save @fortawesome/pro-light-svg-icons


Add icons to the library first, usually in you app entry point (App.js)

import { library } from '@fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core';
import { fab } from '@fortawesome/free-brands-svg-icons';
import { fas } from '@fortawesome/free-solid-svg-icons';

library.add(fab, fas);

Then, you can use any of the added icons as:

<FontAwesomeIcon icon="coffee" />

The default used icon prefix is fas, from @fortawesome/free-solid-svg-icons, to use another set of icons, pass the prefix to the icon prop:

<FontAwesomeIcon icon={['fab', 'apple']} />

// Or

<FontAwesomeIcon icon={{prefix: 'fab', iconName: 'apple'}} />

If you prefer to not use the library method, you can also explicitly import an icon definition and directly use it

import { faCoffee } from '@fortawesome/free-solid-svg-icons';

<FontawesomeIcon icon={faCoffee} />;

As a recap, the icon prop expects a single object:

  • It could be an icon object, like {faCoffee}.
  • It could a string object, like "coffee" (the icon must be added to the library via library.add(...)).
  • It could be an Array of strings, where the first element is a prefix, and the second element is the icon name: {["fab", "apple"]} (the icon must be added to the library via library.add(...)).
  • Or it could be an Object with prefix and iconName properties: {prefix: 'fab', iconName: 'apple'}.



<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" size="xs" />
<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" size="lg" />
<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" size="6x" />

Power Transforms:

<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" transform="shrink-6 left-4" />
<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" transform={{ rotate: 42 }} />


<FontAwesomeIcon icon="coffee" mask={['far', 'circle']} />


Typings are included in this package. However, most types are defined in the underlying API library, @fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core.

Several types, including IconLookup and IconDefinition, appearing above, actually originate from the @fortawesome/fontawesome-common-types package. They are re-exported from both @fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core and @fortawesome/free-solid-svg-icons (and other icon packs). This is just to make importing more convenient in some cases. Refer to the index.d.ts in any module to see which types it exports.

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