Font Awesome is a very popular icon set used on
websites to improve the visual grepping. For instance, whenever I point to a
GitHub repository on my website I use
<i class="fa fa-github" aria-hidden="true"></i> to add the following icon that indicates, to people familiar with GitHub, the kind
of content the link points to.
Visual grepping is somewhat powerful and months ago I started to use this icon set in my CV (see KevCaz/CV_latex) via the
fontawesome Latex package that was maintained by Xavier Danaux (see xdanaux/fontawesome-latex). I’m writing this note to mention that today I switched to the
fontawesome5 📦 available on the CTAN at the follwing URL: https://www.ctan.org/pkg/fontawesome5. It works similarly as
fontawesome but includes more icons!
In brief, once loaded:
icons are added using
\faNameOfIcons, for instance to include I use
\faGithub, pretty simple! If you want to know how to use other icons there are all listed in the package documentation, pretty neat 😄!