Zurb’s Foundation is a great way to quickly put a front end on your Rails project. One of the features I really enjoy using is their icon font pack. One thing you will quickly realize, however, is they can be tricky to load into your asset pipeline. There are a few threads floating around the web on how to do this, as well this gem, but I am going show you a simple way to set them up.
Download the icon font pack here.
Unzip the file and copy the entire foundation-icons folder into your assets directory.
Move the foundation-icons.css stylesheet into your assets stylesheet folder and rename it foundation-icons.css.scss.
That is it! Test out your new icons with something like this.
You should see a twitter icon.
Lastly, here is what your folder structure should look like, ignoring the additional stylesheets.