[pmwiki-users] Issues with Custom Fonts, Font Awesome, HTML

Jamie Ward info at theskybluegroup.co.uk
Tue Jan 19 04:43:13 PST 2021

Thank you so much! It worked!

All best,


> On 18 Jan 2021, at 10:01, Petko Yotov <5ko at 5ko.fr> wrote:
> 1. Installing custom fonts correctly and available cross-browser is sometimes tricky. Don't let it discourage you.
> 2. You should avoid enabling HTML, the feature you need can be done without it.
> 3. The recipe Cookbook:FontAwesome was indeed old and without a maintainer. I am now taking over the maintenance and I rewrote the installation instructions and most of the page. The font is now enabled on that page and can be tested.
> 4. That page contains instructions for the actual and current FontAwesome release, which has all needed files, styles, fonts, and settings for different browsers. If you are trying to use a font different from "FontAwesome Free", installing it will likely be different -- if you need assistance, please provide more information.
> Petko
> On 16/01/2021 23:16, Jamie Ward wrote:
>> I’d like to be able to display symbols (PS4 or Xbox controller
>> buttons) within my Wiki pages.
>> On web pages, I use a custom font and font-face script.
>> I could find no documentation at all about custom fonts, so looked for
>> some workarounds.
>> The first thing I could was using Font Awesome within PMWiki - which
>> would satisfy (https://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/FontAwesome)
>> However I followed the very simple instructions carefully, and it did
>> not work, after several hours testing I gave up.
>> The issue there was if you take the code it wants to use to implement,
>> <i class="fa fa-info-circle"></I> , then PMWiki just shows the code.
>> I tried surrounding it like so (div: <i class="fa
>> fa-info-circle"></I>:)(:divend) - still didn’t work. Neither did
>> (html:
>> Then I tried to use both EnableHTML, and ConvertHTML to make PMWiki
>> read that code <i class="fa fa-info-circle"></I>
>> These threw up config errors, and although people had published later
>> code for different versions of PHP, none of those worked.
>> And they all seemed to be from 2008-2014. Is all of this functionality
>> deprecated and no longer supported? Or am I being really dense?

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