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  1. phpBB3
  2. PHPBB3-16452

Upgrade to FontAwesome 5

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Unverified Fix (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 3.3.0
    • Fix Version/s: 3.3.1-RC1
    • Component/s: Styles
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      Description

      Currently used FontAwesome 4.7.0 is outdated and not developed anymore (stopped in 2017).
      So it could be a good step to upgrade to FontAwesome 5 (currently it is 5.13.0).

      Pros:
      1) Actual updated and actively developed font version.
      2) 1588 free icons vs ~675 in version 4.7.0.
      3) New brand icons included.
      4) Special backward compatibility layer allows to keep all FontAwesome 4 references and syntax with minimal style changes. Also applies to extensions and custom styles.
      5) Minor: possibility to use phpBB 3 with styles using paid FontAwesome plans for ones who wish that.

      Cons:
      1) Some icons used with FontAwesome 4 are available in FontAwesome 5 only in bold font type.

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            Assignee:
            mrgoldy mrgoldy
            Reporter:
            rxu rxu
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