Web 2 : fontawesome licence?

I would like to know what is the licence scheme for fontawesome.
does it work with xojo web (it should)
there are free icons but there seems to be a limit to 10k read/month ?
how does the pro licence work ?


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I was not paying too much attention at the time, but lawyers at one client had issues with the SIL part of the license, so they switched to Line Awsome instead.

I have done the same.


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Keep in mind that you have access to all of the bootstrap icons. See WebPictures.BootstrapIcon.


Yes I know this one, but I find the bootstrap icons choices quite limited…

With FontAwesome 5, if I remember correctly, they took the time to properly document and attribute within the distributed files to ensure that things like this aren’t a problem.

Like I said I don’t know a lot about it. But on one of the links posted by @Tim_Parnell, it states that free font is subject to this SIL OFL license.

And I noticed a few weeks about when I was looking for Webfont kits over on http://www.fontsqurrel.com that may could not be supplied in the required formats because of this SIL OFL license. This is the comment on their pages:

The license for this font is the SIL OFL license. This license does not allow us to redistribute derivative versions of the font without wholesale name changes inside and out of the font.

So I guess there are some restrictions on the free FontAwesome stuff.

I suppose you mean http://www.fontsquirrel.com/
(the i was missing) :wink:

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“Font Awesome Free is free, open source, and GPL friendly. You can use it for commercial projects, open source projects, or really almost whatever you want.”


If you read further on you find, that different licenses apply to the various elements:

Icons — CC BY 4.0 License
Fonts — SIL OFL 1.1 License
Code — MIT License

My understanding is that it is the SIL OFL license that is restrictive element in the package.

My understanding of SIL OFL is that you only run into problems if you try to repackage or redistribute the font. I am not a lawyer but this license seems to allow usage freely. Since in this case we’re talking a Web product, OP can link from the CDN and use the fonts without issue.

I am not a lawyer ask your lawyers.

Edit: additional reference material https://tldrlegal.com/license/open-font-license-(ofl)-explained


is there a way to change the color of the webpicture if I get the bootstrap icon like this ?
it seems always in black and no way to change its style.

The second parameter to that method is a color.

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oups ! :slight_smile:
and how can we get a bootstrap color like primary for this webpicture ?

please, how can I get the color of the webcontrol to pass as an argument to WebPicture.BootstrapIcon ?
how to convert the indicator to a color value ?

There’s no built-in way to do that at the moment. Please file a feature request!