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FontAwesome icons are not displayed in IE8 #361

tombu opened this Issue Sep 2, 2012 · 1 comment

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tombu commented Sep 2, 2012

There seems to be an issue with FontAwesome in IE8 (maybe also in IE7, I haven´t tried that yet). For me, using FontAwesome, the icons were just displayed as rectangles or vertical lines in IE8. After comparing the @font-face declaration of FontAwesome ( and of this gem ( I recognized the missing format(...) declaration.

I discovered that this was removed in PR #312 but I couldn´t detect why the removal was necessary. Can someone please enlighten me?

At the moment I patched that problem by overriding the fontawesome.less or rather requiring a fontawesome_override.css.less (copied from the FontAwesome repo) which contains the format(...) declaration. Further, I recognized that this workaround also fixes my DeadClient error that I used to have with phantomjs (teampoltergeist/poltergeist#44).

It would help me a lot if anyone could explain why the format(...) declaration was removed in PR #312. Depending on your opinion(s) I will open a PR.


Its caused over confusion of using single quotes or double quotes. We should always use double quotes when using @font-face in CSS.


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