A few good article links for icon fonts, why they are bad and how you can use them if you really need to.
I’ve have been using svg-sprites from icomoon.io/app for a current project but have been considering how to convert them to CSS-based or icon fonts if the project implementation needs it..
Seriously, Don’t Use Icon Fonts – Cloud Four
Some good points, thoughtfully set up as section titles:
- Screen Readers Actually Read That Stuff
- They’re a Nightmare if You’re Dyslexic
- They Fail Poorly and Often
They thoughtfully point you toward a good article on how to implement them properly:
Bulletproof Accessible Icon Fonts | Filament Group, Inc., Boston, MA
And the github repo for Bulletproof Icons solution, to make it easy to implement and use.
a-font-garde – A variety of test cases and tools for safe font-icon usage.