How do I use Bootstrap Glyphicons in 3.0.0?

How do I use Bootstrap Glyphicons in 3.0.0?

I’m using Glyphicons in Bootstrap. I was calling in the CSS straight from but this has now disappeared and was not recommended.
This apparently coincides with Twitter making the Glyphicons available in the Bootstrap package again. I am using Bootstrap 3.0.0 RC1 or RC2.
My problem: I have no idea how to use the icons in my own hosting…
Seems to me the code is contained within the bootstrap.css (?).
I have uploaded the “fonts” directory but am only getting blank, empty-box icons where there should be proper icons.
Any ideas please? What should be where and how should it be called?


Solution 1:

The bootstrap-glyphicons.css file seems to have been removed with the final\production Bootstrap 3.0.0. Simply download the zip from and then copy the dist/css/bootstrap.min.css file in your css folder. You should then include it in your HTML page as such:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Bootstrap 101 Glyphicons</title>
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">

    <!-- Bootstrap CSS file -->
    <link href="css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet" media="screen">


    <!-- Glyphicon in a H1 tag -->
    <h1>Hello, <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-globe"></span> !</h1>



Solution 2:

If you have already put in the fonts directory, calling the icons now would be <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-pencil"></span> instead of <i class="icon-large icon-pencil"></i>.

Solution 3:

Just make sure your fonts folder is placed correctly relative to the .css file: ../fonts

|  └--bootstrap.min.css

Solution 4:

I followed this post I don’t know if the best way, but Works.