Read a set of SVG icons and ouput a SVG font


svgicons2svgfont is a simple tool to merge multiple icons to an SVG font.

'rect', 'line', 'circle', 'ellipsis', 'polyline' and 'polygon' shapes will be converted to pathes. Multiple pathes will be merged.

Transform attributes support is currenly experimental, report issues if any.

You can test this library with the frontend generator.

You may want to convert fonts to icons, if so use svgfont2svgicons.

NodeJS module:

var svgicons2svgfont = require('svgicons2svgfont')
  , fs = require('fs');
  , fontStream = svgicons2svgfont([{
    codepoint: 0xE001,
    stream: fs.createReadStream('icons/icon1.svg')
  }, {
    codepoint: 0xE002,
    stream: fs.createReadStream('icons/icon2.svg')
  }], options);
// Saving in a file 
  .on('finish',function() {
    console.log('Font written !')

CLI (install the module globally):

svgicons2svgfont icons/directory font/destination/file.svg

Type: String Default value: 'iconfont'

The font family name you want.

Type: Boolean Default value: false

Creates a monospace font of the width of the largest input icon.

Type: Boolean Default value: false

Calculate the bounds of a glyph and center it horizontally.

Warning: The bounds calculation is currently a naive implementation that may not work for some icons. We need to create a svg-pathdata-draw module on top of svg-pathdata to get the real bounds of the icon. It's in on the bottom of my to do, but feel free to work on it. Discuss it in the related issue.

Type: Boolean Default value: false

Normalize icons by scaling them to the height of the highest icon.

Type: Number Default value: MAX(icons.height) The outputted font height (defaults to the height of the highest input icon).

Type: Number Default value: 10e12 Setup SVG path rounding.

Type: Number Default value: 0

The font descent. It is usefull to fix the font baseline yourself.

Warning: The descent is a positive value!

The ascent formula is: ascent = fontHeight - descent.

Type: Function Default value: false

Allows you to provide your own logging function. Set to function(){} to impeach logging.

grunt-svgicons2svgfont and grunt-webfont.

Try gulp-iconfont and gulp-svgicons2svgfont.

Use stylus-iconfont.

Use mimosa-svgs-to-iconfonts.

You can combine this plugin's CLI interface with svg2ttf, ttf2eot, ttf2woff and ttf2woff2. You can also use webfonts-generator.

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