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Unofficial Guide to NationStates Icon Font


NS Icon Font

Icon fonts are one of the commonly used technique that allows web-developers to add icons as scalable images that would also behave like normal text in terms of sizing, coloring, etc. NationStates has a font for that too, it is used for icons in the top bar, left sidebar, regional menu, special N-Day and Z-Day cases and a few other places.
Downloading or installing the font is not necessary, however here's the link: fontello/font/nationstates.woff2 (also available in woff, SVG, embedded-opentype (eot) and truetype (ttf) formats). Some of these icons may or may not be copyrighted, however most of them can be found in free generic icon fonts like LinkFontAwesome, so i assume they're free to use.

Okay, so what?

As these icons are a font that everybody visiting this site downloads and imports it as a valid CSS font-face, you can use them in dispatches using the [font] block and add a nuclear explosion in your sentence. Since it's treated like text, it can be colored , resized , italicized , put in a link , and so on.

Okay, but how?

EZ, just:

  1. Copy an icon from this table as you would normally copy text. Pasting it anywhere will probably result in a square/rectangle much like this  - that's intentional, there's no set meaning for characters with these codes.

  2. Put that character in the font block like this [font=nationstates][/font].

And there you go, boom .

Okay, table



align-left
e800


chat-empty
e801


login
e802


flag-empty
e803


star
e804


mic
e805


globe
e806


book
e807


gift
e808


building
e809


radar
e80a


mail
e80b


right-hand
e80c


cog-alt
e80d


male
e80e


megaphone
e80f


lock
e810


link-ext
e811


help
e812


heart
e813


rss-1
e814


award
e815


flash
e816


chart-bar
e817


shield
e818


logout
e819


newspaper
e81a


town-hall
e81b


industrial-building
e81c


monument
e81d


star-empty
e81e


link
e81f


search
e820


wa
e821


flag-1
e822


flag-checkered
e823


heart-empty
e824


mail-alt
e825


comment
e826


chat
e827


comment-empty
e828


bell
e829


bell-alt
e82a


menu
e82b


lightbulb
e82c


arrows-cw
e82d


chart-bar-1
e82e


plus
e82f


coffee
e830


globe-1
e831


news
e832


stackexchange
e833


ok-circled
e834


cancel-circled2
e835


plus-circled
e836


target-1
e837


lock-open
e838


chart-area
e839


chart-line
e83a


female
e83b


target
e83c


award-1
e83d


chart
e83e


brain
e83f


radioactive
e840


biohazard
e841


doc
e842


mushroom-cloud
e843


satellite
e844


missile-inc
e845


bombs
e846


missile
e847


clock
e848


block
e849


spin5
e84a


cards
e84c


beaker
f0c3


docs
f0c5


doc-inv
f15b


balance-scale
f24e


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