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Use localized icons for Q&A in left navigation menu

On the recent update, we got icons next to items on the left navigation menu. All these icons are used for any SE sites. At the same time on localized sites, like SO in Russian, there are localized ...
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Is the icon update for accessibility purposes?

I just noticed an update on the SE icons (on many sites if it's not all): Is this for accessibility purposes? Or is it for purely aesthetic purposes? I'm just curious about the reason for the change
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Is there somewhere that I can get all Stack Exchange sites icons?

I'm looking for somewhere or someway to get icons like this: I found the sprites, but it isn't exactly what I want. P. S: I need the icons with transparent background
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Nonlocalized icons are used on comments from deleted user page

Instead of localized "В" and "О" icons I see the English "Q" and "A" on comments from deleted user page: On the other pages localized icons are used:
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Sites' icons appear shifted / wrong sites' icons are appearing

Just noticed that some sites' icons, both on home page and in "Hot Network Questions" sidebar are shifted and mixed with icons of different sites. For example, here, the Server Fault icon ...
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Person icon with drop down symbol in the stackexchange.com top bar [duplicate]

There is an person icon with a drop down symbol in the Stack Exchange header (top bar). Clicking on that doesn't respond any. What is the icon for? Screenshot for reference:
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The site icons in all the dropdowns in the top bar on the chat page seem to have... disappeared?

This is how it looks like on any page1 except the chat page: The site icons are visible here, but on the chat page2, these icons seem to have disappeared (the alignment is messed up as well): This ...
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New mobile chat is sometimes missing most icons on meta site chats? [duplicate]

I couldn't find this bug elsewhere. When clicking on a message there should be more icons. I've seen this multiple times, but I can't reproduce it now.
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Offer a sun icon rather than a snowflake for Summer Bash

If Stack Exchange is going to demonstrate more "hemispheric appropriateness" by allowing "Winter Bash" to be toggled to "Summer Bash", should there be an option in our ...
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What does the globe icon next to the "Questions" link mean? [duplicate]

There is a globe icon next to the "Questions" link on the left menu on each SE site: What's the meaning of that icon? If this is about public (around the world) part of the site, why is the ...
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Blog posts look like Meta Stack Exchange posts; mistakenly display "Meta Stack Exchange" in the icon tooltip

On Music, I saw this little bar on the right: This is weird. I don't read things closely and thus didn't see "Blog", so I clicked on it thinking "hmm, is this some very unusual announcement?" based ...
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Minor alignment issue in the blog pagination icons

There is a minor alignment issue in the blog's pagination icons. The previous and next page icons in the authors page, articles page are partially displayed in the pagination section, which is in ...
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The network sites' icons are not expressive [closed]

Every time I lookup the section Hot Network Questions, I must hover my mouse on some questions to show where the link leads because the icon makes it not immediately apparent what that site is. I am ...
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Stack Overflow icon instead of Stack Exchange icon in login page [duplicate]

Not a serious bug, but when joining a new SE site, it says "using a login from Stack Exchange", whereas the Stack Overflow icon is used.
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What do the shield icons on custom question list pages specify?

I was just browsing through the Questions pages on Meta Stack Exchange, and noticed all questions have a shield icon in front of them. It reminds me of the icon sometimes used in Stack Overflow for ...
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Site icons on stackexchange.com messed up again [duplicate]

I was searching for transcripts in a chatroom when I noticed this. The notifications in the FH circle have wrong icons. They're actually SO, MSE and Information Security, but the icon looks like Meta ...
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Incorrect icons on hot network questions

I see the same problem has occurred in the past, the most-linked one being Wrong icons in the "hot network questions" column Is this happening for anyone else? I've marked the icons I ...
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Markdown for ticks and crosses

I really like the tick marks in some answers to this question. This would particularly useful on Software Recommendations, where users ask us to recommend software with a list of features. In reply, ...
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Change achievement icons on Profile Summary to match their respective websites [duplicate]

When looking at the Accounts tab, the icons shown for achivements all belong to the specific website you are looking at, not the Stack Exchange website shown to the left. For example, here is what I ...
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Wrong icons in Achievements

I hope I am the first one to report this: I am logged in to Stack Overflow. Happened just now. * free red hand drawn circles added Tested Using: Mac OS X Sierra - Chrome Latest Windows 10 - Chrome ...
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Icons on Area51 are broken [closed]

Icons on Area51 are broken. Affect site list, inbox and achievements.
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Different icon positions for main menu among stackexchange.com and any other site [duplicate]

Icons (and find a community bar) are slightly shifted to the top (i.e. not centered on community name) in the main menu for stackexchange.com: Compare it with MSE:
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Community specific site icons are not displaying in top of the sites in mobile web view

In the mobile web view, the community specific icons are not displaying in the top, before the site names except the Stack Overflow. The Stack Overflow icon is displaying on it's site and for the ...
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Update app icons

Please remove the gloss from the app icons. UPDATE: Take this, I won't charge for it :) UPDATE: This one from the subheader above. Anyway, at this official logo download page it is already updated.
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A way to "revert" the icons on the hot network questions?

I read through the Hot Network Questions list quite often and it's definitely a great feature for me, but I find it getting more and more difficult to use. Increasingly, different sites are getting ...
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Are the printable, vectorial versions of the SE site icons somewhere accessible?

I would like to print them in good quality. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any of them anywhere. Are they accessible?
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How are the icons for each Stack Exchange community chosen?

I noticed some communities have their own icon (logo) while other just have a generic one with the first letter of the community. Here's an example : Coffee and 3D Printing communities have a ...
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Why has the Stack Overflow icon changed?

Is there any thought process behind changing the icon of Stack Overflow Old one: New One:
Inder Kumar Rathore's user avatar
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The "close" icon on the "question has been deleted" banner has turned into a pacman ghost

Oops, the post I was writing an answer on has been deleted... Wait... what is that? It's the end of days! D: Seriously, though, it looks like there's something wrong with the sprite that's supposed ...
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What does the Stack Exchange inbox icon represent -- and how could it be improved [duplicate]

Ever since I started using Stack Exchange, I've been slightly annoyed by the inbox icon users see when they're logged in: Other sites, such af GitHub, use the same metaphor: Font packages, such as ...
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Is the loading icon copyrighted by Stack Exchange?

When opening the flag dialog, a spiffy loader icon is shown: I have an application on a site of mine for which this would work well. Is the loader icon public domain, or copyrighted by Stack ...
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Question/Answer icons are fuzzy on Android app [closed]

The Ask Question and Add an answer icons appear to be upscaled from either HDPI or XHDPI and seem very fuzzy on an XXHDPI Nexus 5. Can we have proper image for higher resolution buckets? (Click the ...
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Top-bar notification drop-down always uses badge icons from current site [duplicate]

I was surprised to see that I earned a Sci-Fi badge on CS: I reproduced this on other sites; the drop-down always uses the icons from current site C, not those from the site E the badge was earned on....
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The stackoverflow icon is misaligned [duplicate]

Something bugged me about that icon every time I saw it and I know why now. The falling stack (excluding the one piece neatly placed in the box) is off to the left by 1 px. Seems to be stretched ...
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Icons missing in achievements box

I earned two badges today and intimated with highlighted green color in achievement bar, but icons in that box are missing and when I refreshed the page green color goes and shows the icons normally. ...
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New inbox graphic

What is the new Inbox icon () supposed to represent? It reminds me of cardboard 3d glasses or oculus rift or even a upside down ( old )telephone. Is it supposed to be a basket of sorts?
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Site icons missing in mobile theme

The icons for various Stack Exchange sites seem to have disappeared in the mobile theme, in user profile summary tab: I know that the above picture lacks freehand circles but there used to be ...
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When did area51 become a beta site?

I noticed today in my profile page that area51's icon under my accounts is now like that of a beta site I have been able to reproduce this accross other people's profile on meta and other SE sites. ...
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Where is there a list and picture of all the icons used on the Stack Exchange site?

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 ...
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Concern about Gravatar icon "following you around the internet"

Involvement with Stack Overflow is a key part of the core values and workflow for a project that I am managing. If posting questions, it is important for people to fill out their Stack Overflow ...
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Desk calendar icon

Somewhere on some Stack Exchange site, there's an icon that shows a day of the month styled like a desk calendar. I cannot for the life of me remember where I saw this and would like to track it down ...
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Symbol variation, to mark badges which can be earned more than once [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mark which badges are capable of being won > 1 time Different Symbols could carry the information, that a badge can be earned multiple times: (If you have a deja-vu: This ...
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Can the bit of random site icon placement at SE Data Explorer be changed?

Is there a reason that some icons of SE sites are not paired up neatly with their respective meta icon on SE Data Explorer, while the vast majority are? If not or if it is bypassable, I suggest the ...
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Badge icons too indistinct

The badge icons on SO are kind of sucky. I'm talking about the ones at the bar at the top of every page next to your username. I just earned a gold badge on Programmers, and the icons are really ...
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Social media icon set that includes Stack Overflow

I'd like to add buttons to my blog that link to Twitter, LinkedIn, and Stack Overflow. There are tons of nice social media icon sets out there, but I've yet to find one that includes Stack Overflow. ...
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iPhone home screen icon for Super User is hard to see

I've recently started saving homescreen links to various Stack Exchange sites on my iPhone. All of them look great, but the Super User icon, having dark gray on dark gray, looks like it's only half of ...
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Is there an SO icon or badge or graphic to use in one's credentials list outside of SO?

I recently encountered a neat idea but it did not register on me until it was too late (i.e. the URL was long gone from my mind and browser). What I want to do is add a series of badges on my own web ...
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"P" icon annoyance

As seen on the Site Directory and on the respective sites, here are: The icons for Physics, e.g.: (from http://sstatic.net/physics/img/apple-touch-icon.png) and The icons for Parenting, e.g.: (...
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Can I use Stack Overflow's icons on a personal site?

Per the terms of service (TOS): Subscriber may download or copy the Content, and other items displayed on the Network for download, for personal use, provided that Subscriber maintains all ...
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Shortcuts to favorite stack sites

Hi, I am currently active on 4 Stack sites, and to switch I click on the "StackExchange" button, click on "all Sites", scroll until the site I look for appears, mostly at the bottom of the list, and ...
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