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Ko-fi icon for FontAwesome

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FontAwesome is a pretty great resource. I use it extensively on this site. In addition to loads of useful UI icons, it also has a brands icon set, which you can see examples of in the "Socials" section of my site menu. What you may not immediately be aware of, though, is that I had to cobble the Ko-fi icon together using CSS chicanery.

I guess there's a pretty extensive process for getting icons added to the FontAwesome library, and Ko-fi hasn't yet made the cut. In the meantime, I was able to combine the coffee and heart icons to act as a stand-in:

<i class="fas fa-ko-fi"></i>
/* ko-fi icon */
.fa-ko-fi::before {
  content: "\f0f4";
  display: inline-block;
  font-size: 1.1em;
  line-height: 0.45em;
  margin: -0.45em 0 0 -0.2em;
  overflow-y: hidden;
  padding-top: 0.45em;
.fa-ko-fi::after {
  color: #000;
  content: "\f004";
  font-size: 50%;
  font-weight: 900;
  margin: 0.5em 0 0 -2em;
  position: absolute;

The ::before and ::after pseudo elements use the content property to display the coffee and heart icons, respectively. A combination of font-size, line-height, overflow-y, padding-top, and margin are used to truncate the "saucer" component of the coffee icon and resize the result. This step is necessary since the free icon set does not include the mug icon, which has no saucer. Finally, font-size, color, position, and margin are used to shrink the heart icon and move it into place over the mug.

Since em units are being used for the icon sizes and offsets, you should be able to adjust the font size of the containing element without upsetting the icons' overlapping positions.

Some caveats:

  • The fas class is for solid icons. The ::before and ::after pseudo elements' content property value will be displayed using whichever font set you chose (e.g. fa, far, etc.).
  • The ::after element's color is set to black in this example, which may not work with the color scheme for your site.

Update Jump to heading

I have since retired the use of FontAwesome icons on the site. I am now using Feather Icons, instead.