This roundup features 18 free icon fonts that can be used in your commercial projects. The icon fonts in this post are perfect for your app user interfaces (UIs).
What are Icon Fonts?
Icon fonts are font files that have symbols and glyphs (e.g. arrows, folders, magnifying glasses) instead of standard alphanumeric characters.
Icon fonts are like dingbat fonts, but are designed specifically for UIs. Icon fonts, just like other web fonts, use the CSS @font-face rule to display icons in web browsers.
And because they’re treated like web fonts, icon fonts:
- Have great cross-browser support (even IE6, for example, can render web fonts using the
- Can be scaled on-the-fly if the user adjusts their web browser settings
- Can be rendered with different colors
- Can embody font- and text-related CSS properties (like