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Weird symbols on Jolla website home page: buttons using Twitter Bootstrap? [answered]

asked 2014-01-23 11:56:56 +0300

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updated 2014-01-23 14:05:50 +0300

With Linux Firefox (Ubuntu), I can see these weird symbols on buttons from Jolla home page:

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I first experienced this on buttons from the new Twitter version, JavaScript had not finished loading but then it disappeared. If I disable JavaScript, I can see these symbols when connected on https://twitter.com/. It happens if JavaScript is disabled too on buttons from http://duckduckhack.com/. I shared this on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/baptx/status/424539063362666496 The problem is worse on http://jolla.com/ because it happens on my browser if JavaScript is enabled or not. Oh and it happens too when connected on https://harbour.jolla.com/, JavaScript enabled or not. The similarities I have found between these websites are a possible use of Twitter Bootstrap buttons.

Can you see these symbols (they look like hieroglyphs) on Jolla website home page or somewhere else? Using Linux Firefox or any other browser?

PS: I don't think my computer is infected by a virus.

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answered 2014-01-23 14:04:06 +0300

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updated 2014-01-23 14:06:36 +0300

I already restarted Firefox with addons disabled (safe mode) but the problem was still here. I tried this a new time and the problem disappeared. I found that the problem came from NoScript addon with the "Forbid @font-face" option checked (by default?). I don't know why Jolla website was affected with JavaScript enabled too unlike (maybe Jolla is UNLIKE :p) other websites...

Edit: All these websites are using Font Awesome http://fontawesome.io/ from Twitter Bootstrap framework. The difference with Jolla website is that it's using the third party domain bootstrapcdn.com to load fonts, so even if I allowed JavaScript on jolla.com domain, fonts were blocked. http://hackademix.net/2010/03/24/why-noscript-blocks-web-fonts/

Conclusion: Users using NoScript should allow JavaScript from bootstrapcdn.com or even better, Jolla could use the font from their own domain.

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Thank you for figuring this out, I was already wondering if my fonts were broken again!

nthn ( 2014-01-31 00:01:36 +0300 )edit

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