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Infusion-Icons

SVG icons which can be used directly or compiled into an icon font. The icons have been created based on the Infusion Icons Visual Style Guide.

Documentation

The documentation containing best practices for creating the SVG icons as well as compiling them into an icon font can be found on the Standard workflow in maintaining and creating iconfonts wiki page.

Available Icons

Compiling Icon Fonts

On a Local Machine

Infusion-Icons comes with a grunt task for compiling all of the SVGs into an icon font.

The following dependencies must be installed first:

NOTE: See the Installation documentation from grunt-webfont for how to install ttfautohint and fontforge on your platform.

After installing the above dependencies, run npm install to install the remaining node based dependencies.

npm install

To compile all icons into a single font simply run grunt from the project root.

grunt

To compile only the Infusion icons run the following:

grunt build:infusion

To compile only the Font Awesome icons run the following:

grunt build:fontawesome

This will create the icon fonts in the build directory. Additionally CSS and HTML files will be generated alongside the fonts. The CSS file can be used for adding the icons to your web page; however, you can manually write your own CSS if preferred. The HTML file can be used to verify the output of the font generation.

NOTE: Prior builds will be removed when a new build is run. Make sure to save any needed files before running a new build.

In a Vagrant Virtual Machine

You can also build the fonts in a Vagrant VM that has all the required libraries. Before you can do this, you will need to:

  1. Install Vagrant and VirtualBox.
  2. Install the Vagrant CI Plugin using a command like: vagrant plugin install vagrant-gpii-ci

Once you have satisifed these requirements, you can build the fonts in a VM using commands like:

vagrant up
vagrant ci test

When this process completes, you should see console output like the following:

==> linux: Font Infusion-Icons with 49 glyphs created.
==> linux: Done.

The resulting font files and CSS file can be found in the build subdirectory of your repository on the host machine.
If you have already run these commands and want to rebuild the font, you can skip the initial provisioning and just rebuild the fonts using a command like the following:

vagrant ci test --stage build

Once you have provisioned the VM by running vagrant up and then vagrant ci test, you can also use the VM to build a custom font (see below). Before you can run those commands, you need to run vagrant ssh to login to the VM. Once you have done this, navigate to the /vagrant subdirectory. You should then be able to continue as outlined in the next section.

vagrant ssh

cd /vagrant
grunt build --config="path/to/config.json"

NOTE: To build Custom Icon Fonts you will either need to create a config file in the repository directory, or copy it to the VM using a program like scp or sftp.

Custom Icon Fonts

For most projects you will not need all of the icons. For these cases it is recommended to create a custom icon font that includes only the icons needed. This will reduce the size of the font file generated.

To create a custom font you can run the grunt build command and provide a JSON config file.

grunt build --config="path/to/config.json"

The JSON config file may contain any of the settings listed for grunt-webfont. The config file must contain a src path(s) specifying the icons to be compiled into the font. It is also recommended to include a codepoints object containing the mapping between the icons and their generated codepoint. This will make it easier to maintain consistent codepoints for each icon in the font. This is particularly useful if you need to add additional icons later and don't want to change any of the markup or CSS for the existing icons used in your project. It is recommended that you version this config file in your project for future use and reference.

The following shows an example of a config file and can also be found in the repo as templates/configTemplate.json.

{
    "src": [
        "svg/iconName.svg"
    ],
    "options": {
        "font": "My-Icons",
        "codepoints": {
            "iconName": "0xE00e"
        }
    }
}

NOTE: Codepoints can take the form of an integer or a string representation of a hexadecimal number. It is typically easier to work with the hexidecimal string because it is similar to what is used for the content property in the CSS declaration for the icon.

Third Party Icons in Infusion-Icons

CC-BY-4.0

License

Creative Commons License
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License unless otherwise specified.
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