I am looking for a list the icons and explanatory sentence used on the Stack Exchange site. Does one exist?

The format I find useful is something like the lists shown at the various 'views' on this site on Eclipse.

One particular icon I am not sure of is when there are reputation points, +<n> in white surrounded by green. Normally the reputation points are green with a white background. The change in coloring is significant.

Having a table, like that one referenced, would quickly answer the question.

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    – juergen d
    Dec 3, 2013 at 14:07
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    @juergend I don't think he's referring to logo, but to icons like vote arrows or maybe editor buttons. Dec 3, 2013 at 14:12
  • Yes, not logo, icons.
    – KeithSmith
    Dec 3, 2013 at 14:34
  • this question sounds off-topic but I wouldn't know for what reason as demonstrate a minimal understanding wouldn't apply here and it's quite clear what you're asking for but can you elaborate on the purpose of the list of icons with explanation ? Show an example of explanation you're looking for
    – user221081
    Dec 3, 2013 at 14:44
  • What's the purpose?
    – SysDragon
    Dec 3, 2013 at 14:45
  • The purpose is to help augment a Q&A, and, so if I forget I can look it up. :)
    – KeithSmith
    Dec 3, 2013 at 15:38
  • @KeithSmith do you mean this in your edit?? Also, please use @ to reply in comments. Dec 3, 2013 at 15:44
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    Regarding your edit, it's not an icon. It's pure and simple CSS: white text, green background. The rounded corners are achieved using such CSS: border-radius: 3px;. Dec 3, 2013 at 15:47
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    Fine, then it is not an icon. What does the symbol, or glyph, or highlighted text mean? and where is the documentation on SO on this 'item'?
    – KeithSmith
    Dec 3, 2013 at 16:11
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    Green text (with white background) is the reward for the accepted answer. White text in a green box are upvotes.
    – A.L
    Dec 3, 2013 at 16:23

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Warning: just in case you plan to use them on your own site, don't. (they're trademarked)

There are several type of "icons", some are stored in CSS sprites (one big image with all of them, CSS is used to position proper icon as background) and some are made "on the fly" without actual image resource.

  1. Editor icons can be found in this URL:https://cdn.sstatic.net/Img/unified/wmd-buttons.svg:

  2. Favicons of all sites:

  3. General icons (e.g. vote arrows, favorite star) are now made "on the fly" without actual image resource, e.g. to generate the upvote arrow, you can run this HTML code:

    <svg aria-hidden="true" width="36" height="36" viewBox="0 0 36 36"><path d="M2 26h32L18 10z"></path></svg>
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    That's a nice list of icons. I appear to have not been clear in my question. I was looking for a list of icons AND an explanatory sentence for each icon, like the Eclipse icon listing I referenced in my question. I will update my question.
    – KeithSmith
    Dec 3, 2013 at 14:37
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    @KeithSmith I'm pretty sure such thing does not exist. But most icons are quite self explanatory, which of them you need help understanding? Dec 3, 2013 at 14:40
  • Yes most of them are self explanatory. What about the +<number> which is surrounded by color. i.e. +10 with +10 in white and surrounded by green.
    – KeithSmith
    Dec 3, 2013 at 15:36
  • @KeithSmith can't see any +10 in white/green anywhere. What do you mean? Can you give example or screenshot? Dec 3, 2013 at 15:38
  • No. Sorry this not my 'edit'. I have added a screen shot to the original question.
    – KeithSmith
    Dec 3, 2013 at 15:46
  • @KeithSmith yep, figured it now. Dec 3, 2013 at 15:49
  • The icons are very similar to Silk Icons pack.
    – A.L
    Dec 3, 2013 at 16:19
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    @n.1 maybe it was the designer inspiration, yep. Dec 3, 2013 at 16:24
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    +1 I love detective work Dec 3, 2013 at 18:06
  • @ShaWizDowArd it's gone now.
    – Sklivvz
    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:28
  • This answer is mostly broken.
    – Laurel
    Jan 9, 2019 at 5:43
  • @Laurel thanks for the heads up, answer updated. Jan 9, 2019 at 8:58

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