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How to contribute? #142

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Marcus Bointon Matthias Kretschmann Mandy McClausky Dave Gandy Martin Charles Geremia Taglialatela
Marcus Bointon

Would it be useful to have contributed glyphs for Font Awesome? If so, could you post preferred formats/apps to use in the README.

Matthias Kretschmann

That's really a bit tricky because there're so many settings involved during creation and making a glyph e.g in a vector app really is only the first step. The next steps involve even more settings depending on the font software used (which starts at around $500)

Mandy McClausky

Interested in contributing myself. Some of these icons (key, group, cloud) could really use a little cleaning up. Being as it's as simple as Illustrator > Fontographer > Fontsquirrel, I'm sure a few of us could make our own and either have them replace the defaults or just offer them as alternative forks, especially for the one-offs/scope-creep ones people keep asking for.

Edit: So you can totally do this for free (without the expensive type software) using Inkscape's glyph tool, freefontconverter.com and FontSquirrel.

Dave Gandy
Owner

The formal process is in 3.0. Let me know if you have any thoughts or comments.
http://fortawesome.github.com/Font-Awesome/#contribute

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Martin Charles

I don't see it there but I found it here. http://jib.li/s/lib/fontawesome/docs/#contribute

Geremia Taglialatela
Collaborator

@caffinatedmonkey that's old stuff, at the moment dave is not accepting pull requests containing icons

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