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FontAwesome icons in PyQt and PySide applications

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Copyright © 2015–2018 Spyder Project Contributors


QtAwesome enables iconic fonts such as Font Awesome and Elusive Icons in PyQt and PySide applications.

It started as a Python port of the QtAwesome C++ library by Rick Blommers.


Using pip:

Make sure you have pip installed and run:

pip install qtawesome

Using conda:

conda install qtawesome


Supported Fonts

QtAwesome identifies icons by their prefix and their icon name, separated by a period (.) character.

The following prefixes are currently available to use:


import qtawesome as qta
  • Use Font Awesome, Elusive Icons or Material Design Icons.
# Get FontAwesome 5.x icons by name in various styles:
fa5_icon = qta.icon('fa5.flag')
fa5_button = QtGui.QPushButton(fa5_icon, 'Font Awesome! (regular)')
fa5s_icon = qta.icon('fa5s.flag')
fa5s_button = QtGui.QPushButton(fa5s_icon, 'Font Awesome! (solid)')
fa5b_icon = qta.icon('fa5b.github')
fa5b_button = QtGui.QPushButton(fa5b_icon, 'Font Awesome! (brands)')

# or Elusive Icons:
asl_icon = qta.icon('ei.asl')
elusive_button = QtGui.QPushButton(asl_icon, 'Elusive Icons!')

# or Material Design Icons:
apn_icon = qta.icon('mdi.access-point-network')
mdi_button = QtGui.QPushButton(apn_icon, 'Material Design Icons!')
  • Apply some styling
# Styling icons
styling_icon = qta.icon('',
music_button = QtGui.QPushButton(styling_icon, 'Styling')
  • Stack multiple icons
# Stacking icons
camera_ban = qta.icon('', 'fa5s.ban',
                      options=[{'scale_factor': 0.5,
                                'active': 'fa5s.balance-scale'},
                               {'color': 'red'}])
stack_button = QtGui.QPushButton(camera_ban, 'Stack')
stack_button.setIconSize(QtCore.QSize(32, 32))
  • Animations
# Spining icons
spin_button = QtGui.QPushButton(' Spinning icon')
spin_icon = qta.icon('fa5s.spinner', color='red',
  • Screenshot

QtAwesome screenshot

Other features

  • QtAwesome comes bundled with Font Awesome, Elusive Icons and Material Design Icons but it can also be used with other iconic fonts. The load_font function allows to load other fonts dynamically.
  • QtAwesome relies on the QtPy project as a compatibility layer on the top ot PyQt or PySide.


MIT License. Copyright 2015 - The Spyder development team. See the LICENSE file for details.

The Font Awesome, Elusive Icons and Material Design Icons fonts are licensed under the SIL Open Font License.


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