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Project @thi.ng/hiccup-carbon-icons


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This project is part of the @thi.ng/umbrella monorepo.


This package provides the full set of IBM's Carbon icons in hiccup format (i.e. as Javascript encoded SVG), counting in at ~1100 and ready to be used within any @thi.ng/hiccup supporting scenario.

Each icon is defined in its own source file and can be imported individually. The converted icons are based on the 32x32 pixel versions, but have NO explicit size set (only viewBox attrib). Use the withSize() helper to inject a size, e.g. withSize(DOWNLOAD, "12px").

Contact sheet

All icons can be previewed here: contact sheet. (Source code)


STABLE - used in production

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yarn add @thi.ng/hiccup-carbon-icons
// ES module
<script type="module" src="https://unpkg.com/@thi.ng/hiccup-carbon-icons?module" crossorigin></script>

// UMD
<script src="https://unpkg.com/@thi.ng/hiccup-carbon-icons/lib/index.umd.js" crossorigin></script>

Package sizes (gzipped, pre-treeshake): ESM: 100.29 KB / CJS: 103.47 KB / UMD: 96.35 KB



Usage examples

Several demos in this repo's /examples directory are using this package.

A selection:

ScreenshotDescriptionLive demoSource
Canvas based Immediate Mode GUI componentsDemoSource
Parser grammar livecoding editor/playground & codegenDemoSource
rdom drag & drop exampleDemoSource


Generated API docs

import { renderOnce } from "@thi.ng/hdom";
import { CODE } from "@thi.ng/hiccup-carbon-icons";

// using tachyons css classes for brevity
const iconButton = (icon, onclick, label?) =>
    ["a", { onclick, href: "#" },
        ["span.dib.w1.h1.mr1", icon],

renderOnce(iconButton(CODE, () => alert("hi"), "show me the code"));

Icon conversion process

(For contributors only...)

The icon conversion is largely automated via the supplied bash script (currently with some additional minor manual cleanup needed) and requires svgo and a checkout of both the original carbon and the umbrella mono repos.

# install pre-requisites
yarn global add svgo

git clone https://github.com/thi-ng/umbrella.git

# build entire umbrella repo
cd umbrella
yarn build

# build xml to hiccup converter CLI tool
cd examples/xml-converter
yarn build-cli

# switch to package root
cd ../../hiccup-carbon-icons

# clone carbon repo into local temp dir
git clone https://github.com/carbon-design-system/carbon.git tmp

# convert original SVG icons and write results to package src folder
yarn build:convert src tmp/packages/icons/src/svg/32

# update contact sheet (will be written to package root)
yarn build:sheet

# open in browser
open contact-sheet.html

# fixup any conversion issues (rinse & repeat...)
# e.g. in the latest version (2020/08), several icons use paths w/ opacity=0 which need to be removed

# rebuild package
yarn build


Karsten Schmidt

If this project contributes to an academic publication, please cite it as:

  title = "@thi.ng/hiccup-carbon-icons",
  author = "Karsten Schmidt",
  note = "https://thi.ng/hiccup-carbon-icons",
  year = 2018


The copyright of the original icons is with IBM. The icons were published under the same license as this package.

© 2018 - 2021 Karsten Schmidt // Apache Software License 2.0

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