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Jon Spooner

I’ve seen folks using the icon fonts like Dingbats etc for stylish bullets and so forth and I gather you could use this Unicode trick to allow you to use various dingbats from various font faces.

One question about the implementation of the code. Does just loading a certain range of unicode characters lower the download from the entire font library? say you ref Mrs Eaves as a font-face but only want the ‘& does using this unicode statement limit the download to just the & character or is the whole Mrs. Eaves font downloaded and only the one character is rendered?

I have seen in the case of Google Fonts where you can just link to a smaller font file if you are going use certain characters and not the whole alphabet.