Use Font Awesome Icon in Placeholder

If you’re using FontAwesome 4.7 this should be enough:

<link href="" rel="stylesheet"/>

<input type="text" placeholder="&#xF002; Search" style="font-family:Arial, FontAwesome" />

A list of hex codes can be found in the Font Awesome cheatsheet. However, in the lastest FontAwesome 5.0 this method does not work (even if you use the CSS approach combined with the updated font-family).

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