Icon Fonts

The facts

Icon fonts are simply fonts 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, like other web fonts, use the CSS @font-face rule to display icons in web browsers. (Wikipedia)

Icon Font Sources
General Icon Fonts Customizable Icon Font Sets Icon Fonts for Frameworks
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Variant: Symbol Fonts
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