The lack of this key functionality has driven me to such madness that I have finally made the time to create this Wish.
I want to EASILY add Font Awesome (and similar) icons inline with existing paragraph text in Blocs without fiddling with Inline SVG or HTML Widgets as they exist now. Sure, I could painstakingly recreate existing text inside an HTML Widget to get around the problem, but that’s ridiculous because we all have a lot of existing web content we simply don’t have time to rebuild, yet we want to add some icons inline inside it. Inline SVG is hardly inline and it’s fiddly and bothersome to use.
Let’s be honest. I want the ability to copy/paste a Font Awesome icon as easily as I can with Unicode Emoji. But I can’t. Yes, yes, I know Font Awesome is a collection of graphics, but I still want to add them to existing text more easily.
Hence, unless somebody else can propose something even easier, I propose that @Norm give us the ability to add a tiny HTML Widget inside an existing paragraph of text. I should be able to open any Blocs document, insert my text cursor inside a paragraph of text, and add this special HTML Widget which would then allow me to add code for the Font Awesome icon of my choice. That icon would then appear right where my text cursor is in that paragraph. I would not need to rebuild that paragraph inside an HTML widget. No! I would be a tiny HTML widget inside the text paragraph!
It would be even better if I could graphically choose the icon rather than resort to typing the icon’s code into a special HTML widget, but I will leave that to Norm to decide if it’s feasible.
Seriously, folks, I am frustrated to tears by not being able to add Font Awesome (and similar) icons inline with my EXISTING text. Rebuilding that text in an HTML Widget or jumping through multiple hoops with Inline SVG isn’t a realistic choice here. We need new functionality to better streamline our experience in Blocs.