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This addon installs font-awesome fonts files and sets you up to compile the font-awesome sass into your app. Understand that this addon is for Ember applications that are compiling their styles using SASS.

If your Ember application is using pure CSS or LESS, than this addon is NOT for you.

What Does This Addon Do?

This addon will make sure that the latest version of the ember-cli-sass Ember Addon is installed in your Ember-App. In addition, the latest version of the font-awesome library from bower will be downloaded in order to acquire the fonts and SASS source. The relevant font files are copied to your Ember-App's assets directory and are then referred to from the stylesheet.


  • Ember >= 1.13.0
  • Ember CLI


Installation is basically two simple steps: one install the addon and two import the SASS source into your app.scss file.

The following will install this addon along with the font-awesome source and fonts:

$ ember install ember-cli-font-awesome-sass

Next, inside your app/styles/app.scss file you must compile the font-awesome source into your application's stylesheet:

// `app/styles/app.scss`
@import "ember-cli-font-awesome-sass";

Alternate Font Path?

By default, this addon takes care of the font paths for you. If for some reason you need to customize this path, you can do so by supplying the $fa-font-path variable value before you import ember-cli-font-awesome-sass. Make sure the path you specify includes the trailing slash!

// `app/styles/app.scss`
$fa-font-path: '/some/absolute/path'
@import 'ember-cli-font-awesome-sass';


When working through the Ember upgrade process, I recommend invoking the ember install ember-cli-font-awesome-sass command once you are done to get the latest version of the addon. Notice that this will likely update the font-awesome bower dependency to the latest 4.x.x version.

Troubleshooting And Tips

  1. You need ember-cli-sass to be configured in your application. This means that by default your styles have been compiled inside your app/styles/app.scss file. If you've adjusted the configuration to use a different file, then you must add the @import 'ember-cli-font-awesome-sass' directive there.
  2. As font-awesome version updates are made available, simply reinstall your bower packages and in some cases update your bower.json to ensure the version you want is being brought into your application.

Ember Addon Building And Testing


  • git clone git@github.com:cybertoothca/ember-cli-font-awesome-sass.git
  • npm install
  • bower install

Running The Dummy Application

Running Addon Tests

  • npm test (Runs ember try:testall to test your addon against multiple Ember versions)
  • ember test
  • ember test --server

Building The Addon

  • ember build

For more information on using ember-cli, visit http://ember-cli.com/.

Linking This Addon For Local Testing


  1. From the command line at the root of this project run the npm link command to link this addon within your local node repository.
  2. From the other Ember project that you wish to test this addon in, execute the following command: npm link ember-cli-font-awesome-sass.
  3. Now in that same other Ember project, you should go into the package.json and add the ember addon with the version *. It will look something like this: "ember-cli-font-awesome-sass": "*". Now when/if you execute npm install on this other project it will know to look for the linked addon rather than fetch it from the central repository.


  1. Remove the addon from your local node repository with the following command (that can be run anywhere): npm uninstall -g ember-cli-font-awesome-sass
  2. Remove the reference to the ember-cli-font-awesome-sass in your other project's package.json.
  3. Run an npm prune from the root of your other project's command line.


npm i ember-cli-font-awesome-sass

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