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Importing Iconify icon set

This tutorial is part of import functions documentation in Iconify Tools.

There is no special function for importing an icon set because it is redundant. All you have to do is read content from file, parse JSON data and create new IconSet instance.


tsimport { promises as fs } from 'fs';
import { IconSet, cleanupSVG } from '@iconify/tools';
import { validateIconSet } from '@iconify/utils';

(async () => {
   // Read data, parse JSON
   const rawData = JSON.parse(
       await fs.readFile('files/arty-animated.svg', 'utf8')

   // Validate icon set
   const validatedData = validateIconSet(rawData);

   // Create new IconSet instance
   const iconSet = new IconSet(validatedData);

   // Clean up icons
       (name) => {
           const svg = iconSet.toSVG(name);
           if (!svg) {
               // Bad icon

           // Wrap in try...catch to catch errors
           try {
               // Clean up and validate

               // Update icon data in icon set
               iconSet.fromSVG(name, svg);
           } catch (err) {
               console.error(`Error parsing ${name}:`, err);

   // Done. Do other stuff...

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