Font Awesome - Some Icons not displaying in Tile?

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#1

For the life of me, I love :heart: using the new V5 Font Awesome icons in my WebCore Tiles dashboard. But sometimes some of the FA icons do not render for me where many of them do. This is probably something I overlooked in the wonderful documentation but I have re-read the WebCore wiki and Font Awesome documentation.

According the the FA display page, the “fas fa-weather-frigid” does not display what it should. Here is what I get from my WebCore expression.

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I have the following conditions:

  1. Hard reloaded Mac Chrome (Version 70.0.3538.102 (Official Build) (64-bit))
  2. Ad Blocker disabled
  3. WebCore hosted dashboard
  4. Have tried adding a weight value to the string as in “fas-2x fa-weather-frigid” with similar missing icon
  5. All other different FA icons in other WebCore tiles are rendering as expected.

I was hoping to render the following FA Frigid Weather icon:

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#2

Sorry about that, we are currently on version 5.3.1 of Font Awesome. The licensing for these icons requires us to load them from the FontAwesome.com Pro CDN which verifies the license and loads the icons, but it is currently only provided for explicit Font Awesome versions. Unfortunately we can’t just point the script URL to load the “latest” version. Since Font Awesome 5 is a very active project this tends to get outdated and require periodic updates to the dashboard.

The Font Awesome icon page does not seem to explicitly show the date the icon was first published but in most cases it seems that this “Updated” version is a good indicator of which version the icon was introduced. In this case since 5.5.0 is later than 5.3.1 the dashboard does not yet have access to this particular icon.

I will get that Font Awesome version updated for the next release.


#3

Dear @ipaterson,

Great explanation and I totally understand. I thought it might be an issue on my end!