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Install

This package is distributed with npm. After installing npm, you can install @primer/octicons with this command:

npm install @primer/octicons

Usage

For all the usages, we recommend using the CSS located in build/build.css. This is some simple CSS to normalize the icons and inherit colors.

After installing @primer/octicons you can access the icons like this:

var octicons = require("@primer/octicons")
octicons.alert
// {
// symbol: 'alert',
// keywords: ['warning', 'triangle', 'exclamation', 'point'],
// toSVG: [Function]
// heights: {
// 16: {
// width: 16,
// path: '<path d="M8.865 1.52c-.18-.31-.51-.5-.87-.5s-.69.19-.87.5L.275 13.5c-.18.31-.18.69 0 1 .19.31.52.5.87.5h13.7c.36 0 .69-.19.86-.5.17-.31.18-.69.01-1L8.865 1.52zM8.995 13h-2v-2h2v2zm0-3h-2V6h2v4z"/>',
// options: {
// version: '1.1',
// width: '16',
// height: '16',
// viewBox: '0 0 16 16',
// class: 'octicon octicon-alert',
// 'aria-hidden': 'true'
// },
// },
// 24: ...
// }
// }

There will be a key for every icon, with toSVG and other properties.

Note: alert in the above example can be replaced with any valid icon name. Icons with multi-word names (e.g. arrow-right) cannot be accessed using dot notation (e.g. octicons.alert). Instead, use bracket notation (e.g. octicons['arrow-right']).

octicons[name].symbol

Returns the string of the symbol name, same as the key for that icon.

octicons.x.symbol
// "x"

octicons[name].keywords

Returns an array of keywords for the icon. The data comes from the data file in lib. Consider contributing more aliases for the icons.

octicons.x.keywords
// ["remove", "close", "delete"]

octicons[name].heights

Each icon can have multiple SVGs that are designed for different sizes. The heights property allows you to access all the SVGs for an icon using the natural height of the SVG.

octicons.x.heights
// {
// 16: {
// width: 16,
// path: '<path d="..."/>',
// options: {
// version: '1.1',
// width: '16',
// height: '16',
// viewBox: '0 0 16 16',
// class: 'octicon octicon-alert',
// 'aria-hidden': 'true'
// },
// },
// 24: {
// width: 24,
// path: '<path d="..."/>',
// options: {
// version: '1.1',
// width: '24',
// height: '24',
// viewBox: '0 0 24 24',
// class: 'octicon octicon-alert',
// 'aria-hidden': 'true'
// },
// },
// }

octicons[name].heights[height].width

Returns the icon's true width, based on the svg view box width. Note, this doesn't change if you scale it up with size options, it only is the natural width of the icon.

octicons[name].heights[height].path

Returns the string representation of the path of the icon.

octicons.x.heights[16].path
// <path d="M7.48 8l3.75 3.75-1.48 1.48L6 9.48l-3.75 3.75-1.48-1.48L4.52 8 .77 4.25l1.48-1.48L6 6.52l3.75-3.75 1.48 1.48z"></path>

octicons[name].heights[height].options

This is an object of all the attributes that will be added to the output tag.

octicons.x.heights[16].options
// { version: '1.1', width: '12', height: '16', viewBox: '0 0 12 16', class: 'octicon octicon-x', 'aria-hidden': 'true' }

octicons[name].toSVG()

Returns a string of the <svg> tag.

octicons.x.toSVG()
// <svg version="1.1" width="12" height="16" viewBox="0 0 12 16" class="octicon octicon-x" aria-hidden="true"><path d="M7.48 8l3.75 3.75-1.48 1.48L6 9.48l-3.75 3.75-1.48-1.48L4.52 8 .77 4.25l1.48-1.48L6 6.52l3.75-3.75 1.48 1.48z"/></svg>

The .toSVG() method accepts an optional options object. This is used to add CSS classnames, a11y options, and sizing.

class

Add more CSS classes to the <svg> tag.

octicons.x.toSVG({ "class": "close" })
// <svg version="1.1" width="12" height="16" viewBox="0 0 12 16" class="octicon octicon-x close" aria-hidden="true"><path d="M7.48 8l3.75 3.75-1.48 1.48L6 9.48l-3.75 3.75-1.48-1.48L4.52 8 .77 4.25l1.48-1.48L6 6.52l3.75-3.75 1.48 1.48z"/></svg>

aria-label

Add accessibility aria-label to the icon.

octicons.x.toSVG({ "aria-label": "Close the window" })
// <svg version="1.1" width="12" height="16" viewBox="0 0 12 16" class="octicon octicon-x" aria-label="Close the window" role="img"><path d="M7.48 8l3.75 3.75-1.48 1.48L6 9.48l-3.75 3.75-1.48-1.48L4.52 8 .77 4.25l1.48-1.48L6 6.52l3.75-3.75 1.48 1.48z"/></svg>

width & height

Size the SVG icon larger using width & height independently or together. .toSVG() will automatically choose the best SVG to render based on the width or height passed in.

octicons.x.toSVG({ "width": 45 })
// <svg version="1.1" width="45" height="45" viewBox="0 0 24 24" class="octicon octicon-x" aria-hidden="true"><path d="M7.48 8l3.75 3.75-1.48 1.48L6 9.48l-3.75 3.75-1.48-1.48L4.52 8 .77 4.25l1.48-1.48L6 6.52l3.75-3.75 1.48 1.48z"/></svg>
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