Magento 2 icons not showing on frontend and backend

It seems that some css and fonts files are not generated properly. You need to do the folowing

Remove entire files and folder under pub/static except .htaccess file

Open up app/etc/di.xml find the path

Magento\Framework\App\View\Asset\MaterializationStrategy\Symlink

and replace it with

Magento\Framework\App\View\Asset\MaterializationStrategy\Copy
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