We recently switched from Icon Fonts to SVG Icons. If you stumbled upon this article you may already like to do the switch as well. If you aren't convinced head over to CSS Tricks to get a nice comparison list. The main reason for us was that we had problems when using HTTPS and Internet Explorer within a Citrix environment (and some workarounds didn't work quite well).
So we are using Font Awesome and like to use the same font library with SVG. This tutorial will show an easy way to convert all your icons to an SVG sprite and ditching Font Icons. I will show that along a little example with a menu structure and a some CSS styling.