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Johann Dowa

Category Extending NSString Allowing You To Use FontAwesome Icons In Your Apps

There are many sources for free icons around, but here’s a project that allows you to do something different with icons by allowing you to use the popular FontAwesome open source iconic font project easily within your iOS apps.

FontAwesome contains many icons like the icons in this image showing a small snippet of the included icons:

iconic-font

The project is an open source category submitted by Alex Usbergo that extends NSString allowing you to easily use the FontAwesome fonts in your apps simply by using identifying names for the different included icons.

You simply use the provided helper libraries to use the icon names as listed on the FontAwesome homepage like this:

label.text = [NSString fontAwesomeEnumForIconIdentifier:@"icon-github"];

You can download FontAwesome+iOS from Github here.

You can find the FontAwesome homepage here.

An easy way to use these great looking icons within your apps.

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