Iconic font aggregator, collection, & patcher. 3,600+ icons, 50+ patched fonts: Hack, Source Code Pro, more. Glyph collections: Font Awesome, Material Design Icons, Octicons, & more

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Nerd Fonts is a project that patches developer targeted fonts with a high number of glyphs (icons). Specifically to add a high number of extra glyphs from popular 'iconic fonts' such as Font Awesome, Devicons, Octicons, and others.

The following Sankey flow diagram shows the current glyph sets included:

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Important Notices

Table of Contents


Installation Options


Developer / Contributor

Project Motivation

Additional Info


Nerd Fonts takes popular programming fonts and adds a bunch of Glyphs. There is also a font patcher available if your desired font isn't already patched. For more high level information see the wiki. If you are looking for the Vim plugin see VimDevIcons ➶.

Various Download Options for Fonts

If you...


Glyph Sets

🔍 🔍 You can now search for glyphs easily on NerdFonts.com via the Cheat Sheet

See Wiki: Glyph Sets and Codepoints for more details

Icon names in shell

See Wiki: Icon names in shell

Patched Fonts

Font Name Font Name and Repository ver *RFN Status
3270 Nerd Font 3270 3.0.1 NO w m2 l
Agave Agave 10 NO w m2 l
Anonymice Nerd Font Anonymous Pro 1.002 YES w m2 l
Arimo Arimo 1.32 NO w m2 l
Aurulent Sans Mono Nerd Font Stephen G. Hartke NO w m2 l
BigBlueTerminal VileR NO w m2 l
Bitstream Vera Sans Mono Nerd Font Bitstream Inc 1.1 NO w m2 l
Blex Mono IBM Plex Mono 1.0.0 YES w m2 l
Caskaydia Cove Nerd Font Cascadia Code 2111.01 YES w m2 l
Code New Roman Nerd Font Sam Radian 2.0 NO w m2 l
Cousine Nerd Font Cousine 1.211 NO w m2 l
DaddyTimeMono DaddyTimeMono 1.009 NO w m2 l
DejaVu Sans Mono Nerd Font DejaVu 2.37 NO w m2 l
Droid Sans Mono Nerd Font Ascender Corp 1.00-113 NO w m2 l
Fantasque Sans Nerd Font Fantasque Sans 1.8.0 NO w m2 l
Fira Code Nerd Font Fira Code 6.0 NO w m2 l
Fira Mono Nerd Font Fira 3.111 NO w m2 l
Go Mono Nerd Font Go-Mono 2.008 NO w m2 l
Gohu Nerd Font Gohu TTF,Gohu 2.0 NO w m2 l
Hack Nerd Font Hack 3.003 NO w m2 l
Hasklug Nerd Font Hasklig 1.2 YES w m2 l
Heavy Data Mono Nerd Font Vic Fieger 1 NO w m2 l
Hurmit Nerd Font Hermit 1.21 YES w m2 l
iM-Writing iA-Writer Dec 2018 YES w m2 l
Inconsolata Nerd Font Inconsolata 3.000 NO w m2 l
Inconsolata Go Nerd Font InconsolataGo 1.013 NO w m2 l
Inconsolata LGC Nerd Font Inconsolata LGC 1.3 NO w m2 l
Iosevka Nerd Font Iosevka 17.0.4 NO #83
JetBrains Mono JetBrains Mono 2.304 NO w m2 l
Lekton Nerd Font Lekton 34 NO w m2 l
Literation Mono Nerd Font Liberation 2.00.5 YES w m2 l
Lilex Nerd Font Lilex 1.000 NO w2 m2 l
Meslo Nerd Font Meslo 1.21 NO w m2 l
Monofur Nerd Font Tobias B Koehler 1.0 NO w m2 l
Monoid Nerd Font Monoid 0.61 NO w m2 l
Mononoki Nerd Font Mononoki 1.5 NO w m2 l
M+ (MPlus) Nerd Font M+ Fonts 1.063 NO w m2 l
Noto Noto div NO w m2 l
OpenDyslexic OpenDyslexic 2.001 NO w m2 l
Overpass Overpass div NO w m2 l
ProFont (Windows tweaked) Nerd Font ProFont 2.3 NO w m2 l
ProFont (x11) Nerd Font ProFont 2.2 NO w m2 l
ProggyClean Nerd Font Tristan Grimmer 2004/04/15 NO Imperfect
Roboto Mono Roboto Mono 2.0 NO w m2 l
Sauce Code Nerd Font Source 2.030 YES w m2 l
Shure Tech Mono Nerd Font Share Tech Mono 1.003 YES w m2 l
Space Mono Nerd Font Space Mono 1.001 NO w m2 l
Terminess Nerd Font Terminus Font 4.40.1 YES w m2 l
Tinos Tinos 1.23 NO w m2 l
Ubuntu Nerd Font Ubuntu Font 0.83 NO w m2 l
Ubuntu Mono Nerd Font Ubuntu Font 0.80 NO w m2 l
Victor Mono Victor Mono 1.4.1 NO w m2 l

*RFN = Reserved Font Name


  • Over 1,485,000 unique variations/combinations (Power Set) of patched fonts:
    • 50 patched font typefaces
    • 719 patched font families
    • 2,876 'complete' variations/combinations
    • '1,485,410' possible variations/combinations
      • 1,488,286 total calculated combinations (2,876 + 1,428,110)
  • Combinations for each font are any combination of Variations


Font Installation

Option 1: Download and Install Manually

Best option for quickly getting a specific individual font.

Download the specific patched font of your choice

Option 2: Release Archive Download

Best option if you want an archive or complete font family of variations (Bold, Italic, etc.).

Fonts are available for download as packages in the latest release

Option 3: Install Script

Best option if you want to automate installing or for use in scripts.

Note: Requires cloning the repo as of now

All fonts:

  • Installs all the patched Fonts (Warning: This is a lot of Fonts adding up to a large size)

or, in Powershell (Windows only):


Single font:

  • Installs a single Font of your choice
./install.sh <FontName>
./install.sh Hack
./install.sh HeavyData

or, in Powershell (Windows only):

./install.ps1 <FontName>
./install.ps1 Hack
./install.ps1 HeavyData
./install.ps1 FiraCode, Hack
./install.ps1 CascadiaCode -WindowsCompatibleOnly
./install.ps1 DejaVuSansMono -WhatIf

Option 4: Homebrew Fonts

Best option if on macOS and want to use Homebrew.

All fonts are available via Homebrew Cask Fonts on macOS (OS X)

brew tap homebrew/cask-fonts
brew install font-hack-nerd-font

Option 5: Clone the Repo

Best option for full control, all or some of the fonts, or contributing to development.

A full clone of this repository is not required nor efficient (mostly due to Repository size) if you are simply only interested in a limited set of fonts.

If you do want to clone the entire repo be sure to shallow clone:

git clone --depth 1

If you want to clone a sub-directory, use git sparse-checkout. The following example requires Git v2.26:

git clone --filter=blob:none --sparse [email protected]:ryanoasis/nerd-fonts
cd nerd-fonts
git sparse-checkout add patched-fonts/JetBrainsMono

Option 6: Ad Hoc Curl Download

Option if you want to use the curl command or for use in scripts.


mkdir -p ~/.local/share/fonts
cd ~/.local/share/fonts && curl -fLo "Droid Sans Mono for Powerline Nerd Font Complete.otf" https://github.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts/raw/HEAD/patched-fonts/DroidSansMono/complete/Droid%20Sans%20Mono%20Nerd%20Font%20Complete.otf

Note: deprecated alternative paths: ~/.fonts

macOS (OS X)

cd ~/Library/Fonts && curl -fLo "Droid Sans Mono for Powerline Nerd Font Complete.otf" https://github.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts/raw/HEAD/patched-fonts/DroidSansMono/complete/Droid%20Sans%20Mono%20Nerd%20Font%20Complete.otf

Option 7: Unofficial Chocolatey or Scoop Repositories

Option for Windows and wanting to use Chocolatey or Scoop.

Chocolatey users can download fonts published to the Chocolatey Community Repository (CCR):

choco install nerd-fonts-hack

Scoop users can download fonts using the Scoop bucket for Nerd Fonts:

scoop bucket add nerd-fonts
scoop install Hack-NF

Option 8: Arch Community Repository

Option for Arch Linux and wanting to use Community packages.

Most fonts are available via Arch Community packages. Some special packages are in AUR.

Option 9: Patch Your Own Font

The option for patching your own font or fully customizing the patched font.

Use the provided Python command line script to generate a patched font from your own font to get the extra new glyphs

See: Font Patcher for usage

  • use this option if you do not want to use one of the fonts provided
  • you will still need to copy the generated font to the correct font directory on your system

Nerd Fonts Patcher

Patching the font of your own choosing:

  • Use the script

    • Download script and its helper files as archive and extract
    • Just downloading the font-patcher script is not enough.
    • Requires: Fontforge, Python 3, python-fontforge and argparse packages
      • Fontforge can be installed as package
      • or on OSX via brew install fontforge
      • or as AppImage
    • Usage, recommended:
    fontforge -script font-patcher PATH_TO_FONT
    • Usage, direct (more convenient call, if it works for you):
    ./font-patcher PATH_TO_FONT
    • Usage, with Fontforge AppImage

      Note: chmod u+x the AppImage after download. All supplied paths need to be absolute and an explicit output path is required! If everything is located in the same directory, you can use the $PWD shorthand.

    ./FontForge.AppImage -script $PWD/font-patcher $PWD/BaseFont.ttf -out /tmp
  • Use docker

    docker run --rm -v /path/to/fonts:/in -v /path/for/output:/out nerdfonts/patcher [OPTIONS]

Full options:

usage: font-patcher [-h] [-v] [-s] [-l] [-q] [-w] [-c] [--careful]
                    [--removeligs] [--postprocess [POSTPROCESS]]
                    [--configfile [CONFIGFILE]] [--custom [CUSTOM]]
                    [-ext [EXTENSION]] [-out [OUTPUTDIR]]
                    [--glyphdir [GLYPHDIR]] [--makegroups]
                    [--progressbars | --no-progressbars] [--also-windows]
                    [--fontawesome] [--fontawesomeextension] [--fontlogos]
                    [--octicons] [--codicons] [--powersymbols] [--pomicons]
                    [--powerline] [--powerlineextra] [--material] [--weather]

Nerd Fonts Font Patcher: patches a given font with programming and development related glyphs

* Website: https://www.nerdfonts.com
* Version: 2.2.2
* Development Website: https://github.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts
* Changelog: https://github.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts/blob/-/changelog.md

positional arguments:
  font                  The path to the font to patch (e.g., Inconsolata.otf)

  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -v, --version         show program's version number and exit
  -s, --mono, --use-single-width-glyphs
                        Whether to generate the glyphs as single-width not double-width (default is double-width)
  -l, --adjust-line-height
                        Whether to adjust line heights (attempt to center powerline separators more evenly)
  -q, --quiet, --shutup
                        Do not generate verbose output
  -w, --windows         Limit the internal font name to 31 characters (for Windows compatibility)
  -c, --complete        Add all available Glyphs
  --careful             Do not overwrite existing glyphs if detected
  --removeligs, --removeligatures
                        Removes ligatures specificed in JSON configuration file
  --postprocess [POSTPROCESS]
                        Specify a Script for Post Processing
  --configfile [CONFIGFILE]
                        Specify a file path for JSON configuration file (see sample: src/config.sample.json)
  --custom [CUSTOM]     Specify a custom symbol font. All new glyphs will be copied, with no scaling applied.
  -ext [EXTENSION], --extension [EXTENSION]
                        Change font file type to create (e.g., ttf, otf)
  -out [OUTPUTDIR], --outputdir [OUTPUTDIR]
                        The directory to output the patched font file to
  --glyphdir [GLYPHDIR]
                        Path to glyphs to be used for patching
  --makegroups          Use alternative method to name patched fonts (experimental)
                        Do not adjust advance width (no "overhang")
  --progressbars        Show percentage completion progress bars per Glyph Set
  --no-progressbars     Don't show percentage completion progress bars per Glyph Set
  --also-windows        Create two fonts, the normal and the --windows version

Symbol Fonts:
  --fontawesome         Add Font Awesome Glyphs (http://fontawesome.io/)
                        Add Font Awesome Extension Glyphs (https://andrelzgava.github.io/font-awesome-extension/)
  --fontlogos, --fontlinux
                        Add Font Logos Glyphs (https://github.com/Lukas-W/font-logos)
  --octicons            Add Octicons Glyphs (https://octicons.github.com)
  --codicons            Add Codicons Glyphs (https://github.com/microsoft/vscode-codicons)
  --powersymbols        Add IEC Power Symbols (https://unicodepowersymbol.com/)
  --pomicons            Add Pomicon Glyphs (https://github.com/gabrielelana/pomicons)
  --powerline           Add Powerline Glyphs
  --powerlineextra      Add Powerline Glyphs (https://github.com/ryanoasis/powerline-extra-symbols)
  --material, --materialdesignicons, --mdi
                        Add Material Design Icons (https://github.com/templarian/MaterialDesign)
  --weather, --weathericons
                        Add Weather Icons (https://github.com/erikflowers/weather-icons)


./font-patcher Droid\ Sans\ Mono\ for\ Powerline.otf
./font-patcher Droid\ Sans\ Mono\ for\ Powerline.otf -s -q
./font-patcher Droid\ Sans\ Mono\ for\ Powerline.otf --use-single-width-glyphs --quiet
./font-patcher Droid\ Sans\ Mono\ for\ Powerline.otf -w
./font-patcher Droid\ Sans\ Mono\ for\ Powerline.otf --windows --quiet
./font-patcher Droid\ Sans\ Mono\ for\ Powerline.otf --windows --pomicons --quiet

./font-patcher Inconsolata.otf --fontawesome
./font-patcher Inconsolata.otf --fontawesome --octicons --pomicons
./font-patcher Inconsolata.otf

./FontForge.AppImage -script /tmp/nerdfonts/font-patcher /tmp/nerdfonts/CascadiaMonoPL-Semibold.ttf --fontawesome -out /tmp
./FontForge.AppImage -script $PWD/font-patcher $PWD/CascadiaMonoPL-Semibold.ttf --octicons -out $HOME

docker run --rm -v ~/myfont/patchme:/in -v ~/myfont/patched:/out nerdfonts/patcher
docker run --rm -v ~/Desktop/myfont/patchme:/in -v ~/Desktop/myfont/patched:/out nerdfonts/patcher --fontawesome

Gotta Patch 'em All Font Patcher!

  • for Contributor or Developer use

  • re-patches all fonts in the unpatched directory:

  • can optionally limit to specific font name pattern:

    ./gotta-patch-em-all-font-patcher\!.sh Hermit
  • or to specific directory name start:

    ./gotta-patch-em-all-font-patcher\!.sh /Heavy


See contributing.md

Unstable File Paths

⚠️ Warning: File paths may change based on releases (especially major version bumps)

Reference the release branch and not the master branch because paths are subject to change for each release

  • For example:
    • Use: https://github.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts/blob/0.9.0/patched-fonts/Hermit/Medium/complete/Hurmit%20Medium%20Nerd%20Font%20Complete.otf
    • Instead of: https://github.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts/blob/master/patched-fonts/Hermit/Medium/complete/Hurmit%20Medium%20Nerd%20Font%20Complete.otf

Other Good Fonts to Patch

Non exhaustive list of fonts that would benefit from being patched but are not included in Nerd Fonts due to their license (proprietary, commercial, etc.):

Project Motivation

See Wiki: Project Purpose


See changelog.md



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