But while making that new website I encountered a little problem. In fact it’s a problem I’ve encountered before. And that problem was Font Awesome. As the name implies, Font Awesome is usually pretty awesome. But it still lacks many icons I want. Most notably Mastodon and diaspora. In addition to some others that would be fun to have, like XMPP.
Not only has Font Awesome been consistently… mediocre at adding icons people want. With their new 5.0 release they’ve also caused some controversy. You see they now have both a “Free” version and a “Paid” version. Now, some people find this iffy, but most people don’t care that much. Aince most the paid icons are just other varieties of existing Free icons.
But it also adds new icons. Among them, both a Mastodon icon and a diaspora icon. Absolutely perfect.
Fork Awesome seems better at adding icons for open software and platforms than the original Font Awesome was.
The project seems relatively fresh, but I’ve decided to use it on my website for now. If you’re not happy with Font Awesome, I recommend you give Fork Awesome a peek. It’s pretty new and therefore they haven’t added too many new icons yet. But it looks very promising and it already has many interesting icons. Such as Mastodon, diaspora, GNU Social, Debian and even an icon for the ActivityPub protocol itself.