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October 2020

— I used to think this too but now I recommend just using images for icons

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Fonts are way smaller than a SVG sheet with all the icons inside. It's also a nice way tho if you don't have thousands of icons

— Good morning btw

— Wait, how is that possible? A font contains a ton of metadata while an SVG sheet is literally a dump of icons with the tiniest of wrappers

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— Huh. Is woff bitmap?

— It's compressed opentype / truetype with additional metadata

— I'm having very slow load times(>20seconds) due to fonts.googleapis.com.. Anyone else facing this issue?

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— Never used Google fonts.

— Yup never for my site

— Issue is i am not able to browse as most of the sites use googlefonts 😅

— I have blocked the domain so that loading time is not affected, but some sites dont work fine without googlefonts

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— Doesn't it cache or something? Load a font for a site and you have it for all of them