Firefox 41 Will Download Symbol Fonts Even When Disabled

By | July 21, 2015

Firefox 41 Will Download Symbol Fonts Even When DisabledWill ship in September, 2015.

If you are a web developer, then Font Awesome or other symbol fonts should sound familiar to you, especially of some of your visitors have complained about the troubled icons. As for everyone else, here is a neat new feature that should ensure better compatibility and web site rendering.

Have you ever seen small rectangles instead of icons? If so, then you are one the affected people and starting with Firefox 41, the issue should be fixed once and for all as updated browser will downloading web page fonts despite the setting.

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Firefox 41 Will Download Symbol Fonts Even When Disabled

Now, in case you are freaking out, there will be a way to “double disable” the font downloading, which can be done by changing few lines in the about:config area (browser.display.use_document_fonts should be set to 0).

[Via: GHacks]

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. Deyirn Skysand says:

    Doesn’t seem like a harmful feature, I would like to have that.