Font Number Conversion?

Scott Rossi scott at
Sun Aug 30 04:07:53 CEST 2015

Answering my own question:

Turns out there were two versions of the font I was looking at, with
characters ordered differently internally.  [sigh] Nice waste of time and
loss of hair on this one.


Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, UX/UI Design

On 8/29/15, 11:43 AM, "Scott Rossi" <scott at> wrote:

>Hi All:
>I'm struggling to to do some converting of Unicode icon font characters
>and am lost in number formats and representations.  For example, a
>character can be represented in these forms:
>Decimal: 58880
>Unicode: E600
>HTML: 
>CSS: \f230
>Does anyone know how the CSS number is derived?  I've tried all manner of
>baseConvert, codepointToNum, etc, and the only result I've been able to
>achieve is a headache.
>I'm sure this is pretty straightforward but I'm not a numbers guy.
>in advance for any numerical enlightenment.
>Scott Rossi
>Creative Director
>Tactile Media, UX/UI Design

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