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Font Awesome Browser

I recently wanted to use one of the glyphs from the Font Awesome font as an icon. I didn’t have a good way to create the icon, as I couldn’t figure out which glyphs corresponded to which keys, with the FontAwesome.ttf file. The fontawesome-webfont.ttf was more straightforward, as the unicode character codes are provided in various files associated with the project.

I’ve been looking for a simple project to get back into Android development, so I decided to create a browser for the font that also allows for export. The application is available on the Google Play Store. It provides a simple interface to browse the available icons, select an icon, size and color, and e-mail a png copy of the icon.

The source code is available here: