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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 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 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

A preview of all fonts can be found here.

Font Name Original Font Name and Repository ver *RFN
0xProto Nerd Font 0xProto 1.603 NO
3270 Nerd Font 3270 3.0.1 NO
Agave Nerd Font Agave 37 NO
AnonymicePro Nerd Font Anonymous Pro 1.002 YES
Arimo Nerd Font Arimo 1.33 NO
AurulentSansMono Nerd Font Aurulent Sans Mono (Stephen G. Hartke) NO
BigBlueTerminal Nerd Font BigBlueTerminal (VileR) NO
BitstromWera Nerd Font Vera Sans Mono (Bitstream Inc) 1.1 YES
BlexMono Nerd Font IBM Plex Mono 2.004 YES
CaskaydiaCove Nerd Font Cascadia Code 2111.01 YES
CaskaydiaMono Nerd Font Cascadia Mono 2111.01 YES
CodeNewRoman Nerd Font Code New Roman (Sam Radian) 2.0 NO
ComicShannsMono Nerd Font Comic Shanns Mono 1.3.1 NO
CommitMono Nerd Font Commit Mono 1.143 NO
Cousine Nerd Font Cousine 1.211 NO
D2Coding Nerd Font D2Coding 1.3.2 NO
DaddyTimeMono Nerd Font DaddyTimeMono 1.2.3 NO
DejaVuSansMono Nerd Font DejaVu 2.37 NO
DroidSansMono Nerd Font Droid Sans Mono (Ascender Corp) 1.00-113 NO
EnvyCodeR Nerd Font Envy Code R 0.79 YES
FantasqueSansMono Nerd Font Fantasque Sans Mono 1.8.0 NO
FiraCode Nerd Font Fira Code 6.2 NO
FiraMono Nerd Font Fira Mono 3.206 NO
GeistMono Nerd Font Geist Mono 1.200 NO
GoMono Nerd Font Go-Mono 2.010 NO
Gohu Nerd Font Gohu TTF, Gohu 2.0 NO
Hack Nerd Font Hack 3.003 NO
Hasklug Nerd Font Hasklig 1.2 YES
HeavyDataMono Nerd Font HeavyData (Vic Fieger) 1 NO
Hurmit Nerd Font Hermit 2.0 YES
iM-Writing Nerd Font iA-Writer Dec 2018 YES
Inconsolata Nerd Font Inconsolata 3.000 NO
InconsolataGo Nerd Font InconsolataGo 1.013 NO
Inconsolata LGC Nerd Font Inconsolata LGC 1.5.2 NO
IntoneMono Nerd Font Intel One Mono 1.3.0 YES
Iosevka Nerd Font Iosevka 29.0.4 NO
IosevkaTerm Nerd Font Iosevka Term 29.0.4 NO
IosevkaTermSlab Nerd Font Iosevka Term Slab 29.0.4 NO
JetBrainsMono Nerd Font JetBrains Mono 2.304 NO
Lekton Nerd Font Lekton 34 NO
Literation Nerd Font Liberation 2.1.5 YES
Lilex Nerd Font Lilex 2.400 NO
MartianMono Nerd Font MartianMono 1.0.0 NO
Meslo Nerd Font Meslo 1.21 NO
Monaspice Nerd Font Monaspace 1.0.0 YES
Monofur Nerd Font Monofur (Tobias B Koehler) 1.0 NO
Monoid Nerd Font Monoid 0.61 NO
Mononoki Nerd Font Mononoki 1.6 YES
M+ Nerd Font MPlus Fonts 2023/09 NO
Noto Nerd Font Noto div NO
OpenDyslexic Nerd Font OpenDyslexic 2.001 NO
Overpass Nerd Font Overpass 3.0.5 NO
ProFont Nerd Font ProFont 2.3, 2.2 NO
ProggyClean Nerd Font ProggyClean (Tristan Grimmer) 2004/04/15 NO
RecMono Nerd Font Recursive Mono 1.085 NO
RobotoMono Nerd Font Roboto Mono 3.0 NO
SauceCodePro Nerd Font Source Code Pro 2.042 YES
ShureTechMono Nerd Font Share Tech Mono 1.003 YES
SpaceMono Nerd Font Space Mono 1.001 NO
Terminess Nerd Font Terminus TTF 4.49.3 YES
Tinos Nerd Font Tinos 1.23 NO
Ubuntu Nerd Font Ubuntu Font 0.83 NO
UbuntuMono Nerd Font Ubuntu Font 0.80 NO
UbuntuSans Nerd Font Ubuntu Sans 1.004 NO
VictorMono Nerd Font Victor Mono 1.5.6 NO
ZedMono Nerd Font Zed Mono 1.2.0 NO

*RFN = Reserved Font Name


Font Installation

Option 1: 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 A nice overview is on the Nerd Font site (but misses the more compact xv archives).

If you want download the latest release of a given font inside a script you can use (replace "JetBrainsMono" with your font):

curl -OL https://github.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts/releases/latest/download/JetBrainsMono.tar.xz

Option 2: Homebrew Fonts

Best option if on macOS and want to use Homebrew.

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

brew install font-hack-nerd-font

Option 3: 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 4: Arch Extra Repository

Option for Arch Linux and wanting to use Extra packages.

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

Option 5: Ad Hoc Curl Download

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

Note: Will not work to get newer fonts as they are not inside the repo anymore.


mkdir -p ~/.local/share/fonts
cd ~/.local/share/fonts && curl -fLO https://github.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts/raw/HEAD/patched-fonts/DroidSansMono/DroidSansMNerdFont-Regular.otf

Note: deprecated alternative paths: ~/.fonts

macOS (OS X)

cd ~/Library/Fonts && curl -fLO https://github.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts/raw/HEAD/patched-fonts/DroidSansMono/DroidSansMNerdFont-Regular.otf

Option 6: Install Script

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

Note: Requires (shallow) cloning the repo as of now :-( Note: Will not work to get newer fonts as they are not inside the repo anymore.

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 DejaVuSansMono -WhatIf

Option 7: Clone the Repo

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

Note: Will not work to get newer fonts as they are not inside the repo anymore.

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

Even if you develop you probably do not need the old versions of the font files. With this command you have all commits but not all the old data - it will be loaded only if you check out old binaries (or do a blame):

git clone --filter=blob:none git@github.com:ryanoasis/nerd-fonts

If you want to clone just a sub-directory, use git sparse-checkout.

git clone --filter=blob:none --sparse git@github.com:ryanoasis/nerd-fonts
cd nerd-fonts
git sparse-checkout add patched-fonts/JetBrainsMono

Option 8: 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

    • Default parallel tasks
    docker run --rm -v /path/to/fonts:/in:Z -v /path/for/output:/out:Z nerdfonts/patcher [OPTIONS]
    • Single process (slow)
    docker run --rm -v /path/to/fonts:/in:Z -v /path/for/output:/out:Z -e "PN=1" nerdfonts/patcher [OPTIONS]
    • Specify the parallel tasks number to 10
    docker run --rm -v /path/to/fonts:/in:Z -v /path/for/output:/out:Z -e "PN=10" nerdfonts/patcher [OPTIONS]


The resulting font's family (aka font name) will be set to the original family after CamelCasing, removing whitespace and appending Nerd Font. For example, iosevka term would become IosevkaTerm Nerd Font.

Full options follow, see also page explaining all options:

Nerd Fonts Patcher v3.1.0-6 (4.8.1) (ff 20230101)
usage: font-patcher [-h] [-v] [-s] [--variable-width-glyphs]
                    [--debug [{0,1,2,3}]] [-q] [--careful] [-ext EXTENSION]
                    [-out OUTPUTDIR] [--makegroups [{-1,0,1,2,3,4,5,6}]] [-c]
                    [--codicons] [--fontawesome] [--fontawesomeext]
                    [--fontlogos] [--material] [--octicons] [--powersymbols]
                    [--pomicons] [--powerline] [--powerlineextra] [--weather]
                    [--boxdrawing] [--configfile CONFIGFILE] [--custom CUSTOM]
                    [--dry] [--glyphdir GLYPHDIR] [--has-no-italic] [-l]
                    [--metrics {HHEA,TYPO,WIN}] [--name FORCE_NAME]
                    [--postprocess POSTPROCESS] [--removeligs]
                    [--xavgcharwidth [XAVGWIDTH]]
                    [--progressbars | --no-progressbars]

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

* Website: https://www.nerdfonts.com
* Version: 3.1.0-6
* 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) (Nerd Font Mono)
                        Do not adjust advance width (no "overhang") (Nerd Font Propo)
  --debug [{0,1,2,3}]   Verbose mode (optional: 1=just to file; 2*=just to terminal; 3=display and file)
  -q, --quiet           Do not generate verbose output
  --careful             Do not overwrite existing glyphs if detected
  -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
  --makegroups [{-1,0,1,2,3,4,5,6}]
                        Use alternative method to name patched fonts (default=1)

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

Expert Options:
  --boxdrawing          Force patching in (over existing) box drawing glyphs
  --configfile CONFIGFILE
                        Specify a file path for JSON configuration file (see sample: src/config.sample.json)
  --custom CUSTOM       Specify a custom symbol font, all glyphs will be copied; absolute path suggested
  --dry                 Do neither patch nor store the font, to check naming
  --glyphdir GLYPHDIR   Path to glyphs to be used for patching
  --has-no-italic       Font family does not have Italic (but Oblique), to help create correct RIBBI set
  -l, --adjust-line-height
                        Whether to adjust line heights (attempt to center powerline separators more evenly)
  --metrics {HHEA,TYPO,WIN}
                        Select vertical metrics source (for problematic cases)
  --name FORCE_NAME     Specify naming source ('full', 'postscript', 'filename', or concrete free name-string)
  --postprocess POSTPROCESS
                        Specify a Script for Post Processing
  --removeligs, --removeligatures
                        Removes ligatures specificed in JSON configuration file (needs --configfile)
  --xavgcharwidth [XAVGWIDTH]
                        Adjust xAvgCharWidth (optional: concrete value)
  --progressbars        Show percentage completion progress bars per Glyph Set (default)
  --no-progressbars     Don't show percentage completion progress bars per Glyph Set


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

Usually you want the --complete option.

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

Full options:

Usage: ./gotta-patch-em-all-font-patcher!.sh [OPTION] [FILTER]

        -c, --checkfont     Create the font(s) in check-fonts/ instead
        -t, --keeptime      Try to preserve timestamp of previously patched
                            font in patched-fonts/ directory
        -v, --verbose       Show more information when running
        -i, --info          Rebuild JUST the readmes
        -j, --jobs          Run up to 8 patch processes in parallel
        -h, --help          Show this help

        The filter argument to this script is a filter for the fonts to patch.
        The filter is a regex (glob * is expressed as [^/]*, see `man 7 glob`)
        All font files that start with that filter (and are ttf, otf, or sfd files) will
        be processed only.
          Example ./gotta-patch-em-all-font-patcher\!.sh "iosevka"
          Process all font files that start with "iosevka"
        If the argument starts with a '/' all font files in a directory that matches
        the filter are processed only.
          Example ./gotta-patch-em-all-font-patcher\!.sh "/iosevka"
          Process all font files that are in directory "iosevka"


See contributing.md

Unstable File Paths

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

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

  • For example:
    • ✅ Use: https://github.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts/tree/v3.0.0/patched-fonts/Hermit/Regular/HurmitNerdFont-Regular.otf
    • ✅ 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