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Sphinx Extension adding support for custom favicons

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Sphinx Favicon

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Note: Updating from Version 0.2 to Version 1.0

Between v0.2 and v1.0, the module name of the extension changed to better conform with Python standards. Please update the name used in the extension list of your from sphinx-favicon to sphinx_favicon!

A Sphinx extension to add custom favicons

With Sphinx Favicon, you can add custom favicons to your Sphinx html documentation quickly and easily.

You can define favicons directly in your, with different rel attributes such as "icon" or "apple-touch-icon" and any favicon size.

The Sphinx Favicon extension gives you more flexibility than the standard favicon.ico supported by Sphinx. It provides a quick and easy way to add the most important favicon formats for different browsers and devices.


Use pip to install Sphinx Favicon in your environment:

pip install sphinx-favicon


After installing sphinx-favicon, add it to your extension list:

extensions = ["sphinx_favicon"]

Then configure the favicon links using the favicons parameter (html_static_path is mandatory if you use relative path):

html_static_path = ["_static"]

favicons = [
    {"href": "icon.svg"},  # => use `_static/icon.svg`
    {"href": ""},
    {"href": ""},
        "rel": "apple-touch-icon",
        "href": "",

Based on this configuration, Sphinx will include the following favicon information in the HTML <head> element:

<link rel="icon" href="_static/icon.svg" type="image/svg+xml">
<link rel="icon" href="" sizes="16x16" type="image/png">
<link rel="icon" href="" sizes="32x32" type="image/png">
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="" sizes="180x180" type="image/png">

For more details and more advanced usage, please see the documentation.


Contributions of any kind are welcome. Please see the contribution section of our documentation for more information.

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