Icon Fonts are much similar with the common Wingdings or Dingbat fonts, but icon fonts are specially designed for web user interface. In CSS, icon fonts use the CSS @font-face rule to display icons in web browsers. Here are 15 Useful Icon Fonts that you can use not just for your web design but as icon sets for all your design needs.
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Auticons is an icon font and CSS set that harnesses the awesome power of attribute selectors.
the iconic font designed for use with Twitter Bootstrap.
Symbolsets are semantic symbol fonts. They work in modern browsers and anywhere OpenType features are supported.
Typicons are free-to-use vector icons embedded in a webfont kit for easy use in your UI, whether it be on the web or in a native application.
Modern Pictograms is a free open type front that contains common images used in web interfaces.It can be used by designers or to create wire frames and is also compatible with @font-face.
This tool lets you combine iconic webfonts for your own project. With fontello you can: shrink glyph collections, minimizing font size, merge symbols from several fonts into a single file, access large sets of professional-grade open source icons.
Fico is a font with 52* simple, commonly used icons and glyphs, served on the web via @font-face.
Socialico is a package of 74 social media icons, combined within a single wieght font and designed by Jelio Dimitrov a.k.a. Arsek.
The OpenWeb Icons are a set of icons to show the support for the Open Web!
IcoMoon is a free icon set of 300 superb icons, also available as Web Font. Use the @font‑face method to have your icons in vector and in any size or color. You may basically add any CSS effect you wish. IcoMoon is fully accessible and compatible with screen readers.
Never design an arrow again. Arrrows is a fully scalable icon font for your design.
Custom icon sets that are stored in a handy web font and are coded to be more accessible. A couple lines of CSS and the right markup will get you going in no time.
Pictos is a set of icons made by Drew Wilson. The icons are beautifully made and so easy to use in any design.
Sosa includes the 120+ icons I have found most useful. The download includes the .ttf .eot .svg & .woff files need to use this icon font via @font-face.
Ligature Symbols is to display the symbol with a ligature features.
A font you can use in your web apps when you want tiny state shapes as a design element. It’s designed to be used at small sizes, and the shapes have been highly simplified to make for a really small font. All 50 states plus D.C. and a wee continental U.S. map fit in about 22k, and they look great on Retina displays.