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This article was published on June 17, 2014


GitHub opens its own ‘Octicons’ icon font for anyone to use

GitHub opens its own ‘Octicons’ icon font for anyone to use
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Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

Way back in 2012, social coding community GitHub launched its own icon font called Octicons, leveraging what it called at the time “CSS3 techniques like rounded corners, gradients, and @font-face across all pages of the site.”

This was designed to be as much about aesthetics for the emerging retina-screened products as it was about site performance, and was used across many of GitHub’s sites, including its hackable text editor Atom. Now, GitHub has announced it’s making them available for anyone and everyone to download and use. You can read more about Octicons here.

Github Octicons
Octicons: Icon Font

GitHub Octicons