The Jargon File

FontAwesome

A font used in place of icons.  The most fucktarded iconset ever invented in the entire history of mankind, relying on javascript to render icons, and breaking functionality such as middle clicking to open a link in a new tab.

Unfortunately, this icons are used by an increading number of projects because it's cool, and trendy, and there are a lot of misguided people with poor aesthetic sense who whinge a lot when you use actual words - presumably because their attention span was unable to last beyond a single letter, and reluctantly, agreed by everybody to be a necessary evil for the sake of a quiet life.
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