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We are choosing to deprecate fontsmith and its family of libraries. They rely on a deprecated API, were never fully developed (e.g. missing SASS templates, multiple engines), and out of date (e.g. uses grunt@0.3).

While we would love to keep everything running, we have to choose to prioritize other projects over this one. We suggest using grunt-webfont as an alternative:

If you are interested in forking, feel free to (and maybe open an issue to let me know so we can link to it).

If you have a minor request (e.g. cannot figure out how to use existing tool), feel free to open an issue describing your problem.

Collect SVGs into multiple fonts and a character code mapping

Getting Started

Install the module with: npm install fontsmith

var fontsmith = require('fontsmith');
fontsmith({src: ['paths', 'to', 'svgs']}, function (err, res) {; // Map of file name to unicode value for character 
  res.fonts; // Object containing binary string representations of fonts (e.g. {svg, ttf, woff, eot}) 


Currently, there is only the icomoon-phantomjs engine.


This requires installing phantomjs and having it accessible from your path (i.e. phantomjs --version will work).


fontsmith provides a single function as its export.

 * Function which eats SVGs and outputs fonts and a mapping from file names to unicode values
 * @param {Object} params Object containing all parameters for fontsmith
 * @param {String[]} params.src Array of paths to SVGs to compile
 * @param {Function} cb Error-first function to callback with composition results


Below is taken from the test folder

var files = [
    params = {src: this.files};
fontsmith(params, function (err, res) {
  err; // Any errors that might have popped up; // Map of file name to unicode value for character 
  res.fonts; // Object containing binary string representations of fonts (e.g. {svg, ttf, woff, eot}) 


In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint using grunt and test via npm test.


Test files

Building Block designed by Michael Rowe from The Noun Project

Eye designed by Dmitry Baranovskiy from The Noun Project

Moon designed by P.J. Onori from The Noun Project


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Copyright (c) 2013 Todd Wolfson

Licensed under the MIT license.