Create icon fonts from several SVG icons
Create SVG/TTF/EOT/WOFF/WOFF2 fonts from several SVG icons with Gulp.
You can test this library with the frontend generator.
Warning: While this plugin may still be useful for fonts generation or old browser
support, you should consider using SVG icons directly. Indeed, when i created
gulp-iconfont and all its related modules, using SVG icons was just not realistic
for a wide browser suppport but i was already conviced that SVG was the
future, that's why i wanted my SVG source files to sit separated in a folder.
So, now, just enjoy switching to SVG with almost no effort :). Was a great
open source journey with you all!
gulp-iconfont as a development dependency:
npm install --save-dev gulp-iconfont
Then, add it to your
var iconfont = require'gulp-iconfont';var runTimestamp = MathroundDatenow/1000;gulptask'Iconfont'return gulpsrc'assets/icons/*.svg'pipeiconfontfontName: 'myfont' // requiredprependUnicode: true // recommended optionformats: 'ttf' 'eot' 'woff' // default, 'woff2' and 'svg' are availabletimestamp: runTimestamp // recommended to get consistent builds when watching fileson'glyphs'// CSS templating, e.g.console.logglyphs options;pipegulpdest'www/fonts/';;
gulp-iconfont bundles several plugins to bring a simpler API
for more flexibility, feel free to use them separately.
If some font glyphs aren't converted properly you should add the
normalize:true option and a
fontHeight greater than 1000
It's also easy to make a CSS template by yourself. Like
gulp-consolidate is useful to handling
such a template. The template is outdated, change every occurrence of
glyph.unicode.charCodeAt(0).toString(16).toUpperCase(), otherwise it will not work.
var async = require'async';var gulp = require'gulp';var iconfont = require'gulp-iconfont';var consolidate = require'gulp-consolidate';gulptask'Iconfont'var iconStream = gulpsrc'assets/icons/*.svg'pipeiconfont fontName: 'myfont' ;asyncparalleliconStreamon'glyphs'gulpsrc'templates/myfont.css'pipeconsolidate'lodash'glyphs: glyphsfontName: 'myfont'fontPath: '../fonts/'className: 's'pipegulpdest'www/css/'on'finish' cb;;iconStreampipegulpdest'www/fonts/'on'finish' cb;done;;
Add issues to the right repos:
['ttf', 'eot', 'woff']
['svg', 'ttf', 'eot', 'woff', 'woff2']
Since SVG fonts are deprecated in some (every ?) browsers, they are disabled per default.
Also the WOFF2 fonts are disabled since it seems to cause issues on some setup (see https://github.com/nfroidure/gulp-iconfont/issues/64).
If ttfautohint is installed on your system, you may want to auto hint your fonts. Beware that this is an experimental and untested feature (beware to use at least the 0.93 version).
The svgicons2svgfont are available:
So are the gulp-svgicons2svgfont:
And the gulp-svg2ttf:
Beware that your SVG icons must have a high enough height. 500 is a minimum. If
you do not want to resize them, you can try to combine the
normalize option to get them in a correct size.
Degroup every shapes (Ctrl+Shift+G), convert to pathes (Ctrl+Maj+C) and merge them (Ctrl++). Then save your SVG, prefer 'simple SVG' file type.
Save your file as SVG with the following settings:
Leave the rest unchecked.
More in-depth information: http://www.adobe.com/inspire/2013/09/exporting-svg-illustrator.html
Here is a sample repo "Symbols for Sketch".
$ cd path/to/dir
$ npm install
$ gulp symbols
Feel free to push your code if you agree with publishing under the MIT license.