Creating a custom font that only includes a few characters can be very useful. I was looking for a good way to display left and right arrows for navigating between clients and also between team members on our site and after doing some research, creating a custom font seemed like a good way that would be small and that would support all kinds of screens and browsers. So, here I'll show how to create a web font with a few custom characters in it that you can use on your website.
You'll need to get the free, open source vector graphics editor Inkscape and familiarize yourself with its drawing tools.
To start, open Inkscape and open the SVG font editor by clicking Text -> SVG Font Editor. Under the font column, click "New" and then name your new font.