If you’ve ever wanted Unicode support for snowflakes, decprative arrows, crosses and stars, then you may be interested in the free Erler Dingbats font from the Font Shop. The fonts even ship with keyboard layouts to make data entry easier

The image below shows roughly the glyphs covered (generally in black and white). There are more characters covered in the for-fee font DD Dingbats 2.0, but even these provide some interesting possibilities in terms of documentation and even fancy bullet lists (especially if combined with font embedding.

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