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I am working with Angular(6) application, and I am trying to use FA icons, and drop-down with no luck. I am successfully using FA(4) icons, like:

<i class="fa fa-align-justify"></i>

But <i class="fas fa-align-justify"></i> is not working. I am using following command to install FA:

npm install font-awesome --save

This is from package.json in node_modules folder:

I can see font-awesome.css, but it says Font Awesome 4.7.0 as shown below:

In angular.json file, I referenced FA: "node_modules/font-awesome/css/font-awesome.min.css",

I read a lot of posts like How to use font Awesome 5 installed via NPM

What do I need to do else?

For version 5, you need following package @fortawesome/fontawesome. See installation using package managers.

Using npm:

npm install --save @fortawesome/fontawesome-free

Then reference either the all.css or all.js in the <head>.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="node_modules/@fortawesome/fontawesome-free/css/all.css">

Note: Make sure the path is right, depends on where you installed the package from.

OR you can import the module in your js code.

import '@fortawesome/fontawesome-free/js/all.js';

OR if you are using Sass, you can import the module in app.scss.

@import '~@fortawesome/fontawesome-free/scss/fontawesome';
@import '~@fortawesome/fontawesome-free/scss/<type>';

Note: Replace <type> with solid, brands or regular whatever type of icons you need.

Font Awesome has an official Angular component.

npm install --save @fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core
npm install --save @fortawesome/free-<type>-svg-icons
npm install --save @fortawesome/angular-fontawesome

Note: Replace <type> with solid, brands or regular whatever type of icons you need.

You can also install Vue and React components.

npm install --save @fortawesome/vue-fontawesome
npm install --save @fortawesome/react-fontawesome
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For Font Awesome 4.7.0:

It should work by simply doing:

npm install font-awesome --save

And adding:

@import "~font-awesome/css/font-awesome.css"; your styles.css or styles.scss.

For Font Awesome 5 use the official Font Awesome 5 angular component

npm add @fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core
npm add @fortawesome/free-solid-svg-icons
npm add @fortawesome/angular-fontawesome

In your template:

<div style="text-align:center">
  <fa-icon [icon]="faAlignJustify"></fa-icon>

In your typescript:

import { faAlignJustify } from '@fortawesome/free-solid-svg-icons';

export class MyComponent {
  faAlignJustify = faAlignJustify;

In the module of your component:

import { FontAwesomeModule } from '@fortawesome/angular-fontawesome';

  declarations: [
  imports: [
export class MyModule { }
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If you are using npm install --save @fortawesome/fontawesome-free change the package.json to refer

import "@fortawesome/fontawesome-free/css/all.css"; 
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Alternatively, you can install fontawesome as a module in your js code.


  1. npm install @fortawesome/fontawesome-free --save
  2. in your javascript code import the all.js file as instructed at the very bottom of the instructions here.
import '@fortawesome/fontawesome-free/js/all.js';

- or -

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A stumbling block for me was the final part of their installation docs. It says to reference the all.css file in your head tag.

I did it incorrectly.

The right way to link to this is the following:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="node_modules/@fortawesome/fontawesome-pro/css/all.css">

Hope this helps!

This should get it working for you. Also, I would recommend reinstalling the latest version of the npm package using the FontAwesome guide

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