GitHub Octicons

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Octicons are a scalable set of icons handcrafted with <3 by GitHub.



This repository is distributed with npm. After installing npm, you can install octicons with this command.

$ npm install --save octicons


The source files included are written in Sass (scss) You can simply point your sass include-path at your node_modules directory and import it like this.

@import "octicons/index.scss";

Changing, adding, or deleting icons

  1. Open the Sketch document in /lib/. Each icon exists as an artboard within our master Sketch document. If you’re adding an icon, duplicate one of the artboards and add your shapes to it. Be sure to give your artboard a name that makes sense.
  2. Once you’re happy with your icon set, choose File > Export…
  3. Choose all the artboards you’d like to export and then press “Export”
  4. Export to /lib/svg/

You’ll next need to build your Octicons.

Building Octicons

All the files you need will be in the /build/ directory already, but if you’ve made changes to the /lib/ directory and need to regenerate, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Octicons directory in Terminal
  2. Run the command script/bootstrap. This will install any necessary dependencies for generating the Octicons font and SVGs.
  3. Run the command grunt. Running the grunt task will generate the font and SVGs, placing them in the /build/ directory.


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When using the GitHub logos, be sure to follow the GitHub logo guidelines.

Font License: SIL OFL 1.1 Applies to all font files and SVG files

Code License: MIT Applies to all other files