A guide to get Font Awesome 5 Pro in your APEX app
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Using Font Awesome 5 Pro in APEX

Blog: https://vmorneau.me/fontawesome5/
Demo 1 (Usage in APEX): https://apex.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=1397
Demo 2 (Universal Theme Sample): https://apex.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=22375

The following steps are required because of the Font Awesome 5 Pro license.

I can't redistribute Font Awesome 5 Pro here, so you will have to download the files yourself and follow these steps:

Download Steps

  1. Get a license for Font Awesome 5 Pro: https://fontawesome.com/pro
  2. Download these APEX compatibility files from Github
  3. Unzip Font Awesome 5 Pro (from step 1) into /dist/lib/fontawesome5 (from step 2)
  4. Zip the whole dist folder
  5. Upload the zip to your APEX web server
    • Example: Shared Components - Application Static Files: #APP_IMAGES#

Note: We have to do this because I can't distribute Font Awesome 5 Pro...

Option 1) SVG with JavaScript

  1. Reference these JavaScript files in your app
    • #APP_IMAGES#js/apex-fontawesome5#MIN#.js
    • #APP_IMAGES#lib/fontawesome5/svg-with-js/js/fontawesome-all#MIN#.js
    • #APP_IMAGES#lib/fontawesome5/svg-with-js/js/fa-v4-shims#MIN#.js
  2. Reference this CSS file in your app
    • #APP_IMAGES#css/apex-fontawesome5#MIN#.css

Note: If your app shows flashing question marks as icons, it means that the icon you are using does not exist in Font Awesome 5.

Option 2) Web Fonts with CSS

  1. Reference this JavaScript file in your app
    • #APP_IMAGES#js/apex-fontawesome5#MIN#.js
  2. Reference these CSS files in your app
    • #APP_IMAGES#css/apex-fontawesome5#MIN#.css
    • #APP_IMAGES#lib/fontawesome5/web-fonts-with-css/css/fontawesome-all#MIN#.css


Basic Usage

Pick your icon here https://fontawesome.com/icons.
Use it in the appropriate icon CSS classes in APEX.

Styles & Prefixes

Style Class
Solid fas
Regular far
Light fal
Brand fab

Icon Sizes

Size Class
0.75em fa-xs
0.875em fa-sm
1.33em fa-lg
2em through 10em fa-2x through fa-10x


Animation Class
Spin fa-spin
Pulse fa-pulse