Ever since GitHub added octicons, I have been unable to see them in Firefox. I found the UTF codes listed here, but I have no idea how to fix them.

GitHub octicons on Firefox

  • Go to about:config and check if gfx.downloadable_fonts.enabled is set to false. You seem to be having an issue with webfonts, I guess. – Der Hochstapler Jul 8 '13 at 9:48
  • On second thought, your normal text isn't rendered properly as well. The font for those labels should be sans-serif. – Der Hochstapler Jul 8 '13 at 9:50
  • Changing the boolean made no difference. – NobleUplift Jul 8 '13 at 16:51
  • Any other guesses? – NobleUplift Sep 3 '13 at 19:49

I had the same problem until I whitelisted fastly.net in NoScript. If you are using NoScript or a similar browser extension that can block third party websites, be sure to enable fastly.net because GitHub seems to have started to use this domain to distribute various assets including CSS and JavaScript code as well as some logos and perhaps the Octicons font they use for icons.

  • I am not using NoScript, any other suggestions? – NobleUplift Sep 3 '13 at 19:48
  • This solved my problem, but it wasn't fastly.net it was GitHub itself being blocked. – Josh Jan 25 '15 at 10:08

Go into Firefox / Preferences / Content / Fonts & Colors / Advanced... and check Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above.

I didn't even remember that I had this setting unchecked. I remember doing it because Google search results would always be italicized or something like that.

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