When we looked back in 2012, the social coding community GitHub has launched its own icon font called Octicons. At that time, GitHub was even went further by saying that Octicons is “a CSS3 techniques like rounded corners, gradients, and @font-face across all pages of the site.”
Previously, Octicons was designed with a lot of aesthetic considerations for the popularly retina-screened products and site performances as well. It was used across many of GitHub’s sites, including its well known text editor, Atom.
Now here is the good news: recently, GitHub has announced that Octicons is now available for anyone to download and use. You can download the Octicons for your personal use here.