Create a SVG font from several SVG icons


Create an SVG font from several SVG icons with Gulp.

You can test this library with the frontend generator.

First, install gulp-svgicons2svgfont as a development dependency:

npm install --save-dev gulp-svgicons2svgfont

Then, add it to your gulpfile.js:

var svgicons2svgfont = require('gulp-svgicons2svgfont');
gulp.task('Iconfont', function(){
      fontName: 'myfont'
    .on('glyphs', function(glyphs) {
      // Here generate CSS/SCSS  for your glyphs ... 

Every icon must be prefixed with it's codepoint. The appendCodepoints option allows to do it automatically. Then, in your own CSS, you just have to use the corresponding codepoint to display your icon. See this sample less mixin for a real world usage.

The plugin stream emits a codepoints event letting you do whatever you want with them.

Please report icons to font issues to the svgicons2svgfont repository on wich this plugin depends. Note this Gulp plugin is strictly equivalent to the above module CLI interface.

Type: Boolean Default value: false

Set to true to also convert read icons that doesn't have the .svg extension.

Type: Boolean Default value: false

Allow to append unicode codepoints to icon files in order to always keep the same codepoints on each run.

Type: String Default value: options.fontName

Allows to specify a fileName if needed it to be different from the fontName, eg. do not want to have spaces.

Type: integer Default value: 0xEA01

Starting codepoint used for the generated glyphs. Defaults to a region within the Unicode private use area which is currently unused. See this blog post for further details and additional suggestions regarding accessibility of icon fonts.

Type: Function Default value: require('svgicons2svgfont/src/metadata')(options)

Allows to define your own logic to attach codepoints to input files.

The svgfont2svgicons options are also available:

  • options.fontName (required)
  • options.fileName
  • options.fontWeight
  • options.fontStyle
  • options.fixedWidth
  • options.centerHorizontally
  • options.normalize
  • options.fontHeight
  • options.round
  • options.descent
  • options.metadata
  • options.log

You may look after a full Gulp web font workflow, see gulp-iconfont fot that matter.

Feel free to push your code if you agree with publishing under the MIT license.