Just a quick post to mention an issue I ran into while working with @font-face for a recent design.
When I'm trying to set up an icon font on a website, I usually end up selecting the characters with the gnome character map. It's an excellent way to browse the symbols available for a specific typeface... or so I thought!
As it turns out, gnome character map inserts symbols from multiple fonts by default, which was causing me all sorts of confusion. To only show symbols from the selected font, you can:
- Select the "View" menu
- Check the "Show only glyphs from this font" option.
With that option selected, the character map only shows the symbols present in that particular font - and should stop you from loading your site with those little unicode boxes that mean you've used an unsupported character. Hope this helps someone!
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