[SOLVED] Special characters failing to load, replaced by generic rectangle symbols

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[SOLVED] Special characters failing to load, replaced by generic rectangle symbols

Post by oliverfr » Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:08 am

Hello,

I'm looking into adopting a theme once my old board upgrades to phpBB 3.1/3.2, however I noticed an odd issue while browsing the official themes for PhpBB 3.1.

In some themes, some symbols are replaced by generic tiles.

An image is better than a thousand words:

In Firefox
z1 firefox.jpg
In Chrome
z2 chrome.jpg
In Firefox, with another theme, for which everything words save one symbol
z3 autre thème.jpg
Source for that one: https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... n/demo/3.1

It doesn't seem to be a browser-related issue, as I have it, with minor variations, across all my browsers.

Basically, ONLY the default Prosilver 3.1 theme gets all the symbols to show: https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... r/demo/3.1
z4.jpg
I don't imagine everyone having the same issue and shutting up about it, haha.

Would someone be familiar with the issue, perhaps?

My computer specifics: windows7 and kept up to date, French version, default 125% dpi, latest stable version of all browsers. System font (which might be the culprit) is SegoeUI 5.11 (which seems the default in Windows 7 sytems) with the option to show fonts not from my locale already enabled.

Thanks if someone has thoughts on this matter! :)

(Just in case, maybe - maybe! - this is a related topic, I found it from searching, but there were no replies in there: viewtopic.php?f=481&t=2394336 )
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Re: Special characters failing to load, replaced by generic rectangle symbols

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:42 am

I have seen that , but I believe that if you download the style and install it you won't see those, you will see the proper graphics.

I think it is a glitch in the style demo.
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Re: Special characters failing to load, replaced by generic rectangle symbols

Post by oliverfr » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:24 pm

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:I have seen that , but I believe that if you download the style and install it you won't see those, you will see the proper graphics.

I think it is a glitch in the style demo.
robert
Your answer convinced me to install a 3.1 version in a test folder, to check for myself, and, yes, you were right, with an actual installation I don't have that issue.

Phiew, it's a strong relief!

Thank you for your reply, Lumpy :)

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