Using font-awesome and custom fonts as tab icons

I’m looking into using font-awesome as a font and use them on the tab-icon. Somehow the only instructions i can find are either deprecated or don’t allow the usage of tab-icon. I can’t imagine a framework as big as ionic has made it impossible to use anything but their own (rather limited) selection of icons.

Any help or sense of direction will be appreciated.

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Hello, anybody have a solution for this? Or a good link?
I’m using Ionic version 3.8

Hi, after some digging I found something that worked for me.

This is great to use Font Awesome almost anywhere in the app:

And this helped me to include font awesome icons in Ion Tabs

FontAwesome on Tabs