Font Awesome supported in emojifont

March 14, 2016

(This article was first published on R on Guangchuang Yu, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)


emojifont is available in CRAN, you can use the following command to install it.


An example of using emoji font in R plot is showed below:

More example can be found in the post and online vignette.

I found FontAwesome is quite interesting especially in technical world. In emojifont (version >= 0.3), I have packed the Font Awesome. So that we can use this fancy font in both base and ggplot2 graphics.


fa <- fontawesome(c('fa-github', 'fa-weibo', 'fa-twitter', 'fa-android', 'fa-coffee'))
d <- data.frame(x=rnorm(20), 
                label=sample(fa, 20, replace=T))

ggplot(d, aes(x, y, color=label)) + 
    geom_text(aes(label=label), family='fontawesome-webfont')+

Have fun with emojifont.

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