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How to show available metro app icons from Segoe UI Symbol RRS feed

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  • Hi.

    I'm trying to reproduce the Windows 8 Metro App Icons in a browser, which seem to use Segoe UI Symbol font.

    I tried using @font-face and copying the ttf from c:\windows\fonts for this font, but the characters are not appearing.

    Is there any way to simulate these icons in a web environment?

    Thanks.


    "The more difficult something became, the more rewardant it was in the end"
    http://ftduarte.blogspot.com
    Thursday, January 26, 2012 5:09 PM

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  • I don't think so, it's a licenced font so even Font Squirrel won't make you a web font because of this. An image is probably your only resort.
    Thursday, January 26, 2012 5:55 PM
  • is there any way to save these icons in svg file formats?

     

    thanks.

     


    "The more difficult something became, the more rewardant it was in the end"
    http://ftduarte.blogspot.com
    Friday, January 27, 2012 4:49 PM
  • I know in Illustrator you can just turn text to paths, and Save As... an SVG file. As for less expensive programs I'm not sure. Corel or GIMP ro something?
    Friday, January 27, 2012 5:01 PM
  • The controls in the font, which are mapped to the font's Unicode Private Use area are intended for the use of Windows 8 UI and Windows 8 apps.

    Harlequin is correct, Segoe UI Symbol, like all the fonts that come with Windows is licensed. What you can and can't do with it is described in the Windows end user license, which has a font specific section. Before contemplating any form of redistribution or file conversion please review the Windows license and the font section in particular.

    Thanks, Si

    Lead PM for fonts, Windows Core Experience

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 5:01 AM