I've been looking to use unicode for more iconography, and I haven't been able to find any appropriate unicode for a "view" icon. None of the "eye"-related unicode that I've found works on the web.

Does anyone know of any unicode icons that would be appropriate for a "view" icon?

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  • Unicode is about encoding characters used in texts, though some characters of iconic nature have been encoded, too, as sufficient evidence has been found about their use in texts. Unicode does not encode abstract ideas, though. So you would need to specify which type of graphic character you are looking for. – Jukka K. Korpela Dec 7 '12 at 18:04

You might struggle to find a unicode character to represent "view", but you'll find plenty of web font based icon sets with an eye or view concept.

For example, Font Awesome – the icon web font used in Twitter Bootstrap – has an icon called 'icon-eye-open' that might do the trick. Font Awesome is licensed under CC-BY-3 (you can use it for free as long as you credit them with a link to their site in your CSS or HTML source code), and it supports IE7 or higher.

icon-eye-open from Font Awesome

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  • Yes, these days I always use font-awesome if I can. – Kzqai Feb 13 '17 at 20:56

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