user3379926 user3379926 - 1 month ago 11
CSS Question

Font Awesome Fonts not loading?

I have a rails app, and to manage my assets I am using bower. I prefer to not use gems for assets like JS and CSS if possible.

In my

vender/assets/stylesheets
directory I have the following:
font-awesome
in there is
scss
and
fonts
.

in my rails
app/assets/stylesheets/application.scss
I have the following:

/*
* This is a manifest file that'll be compiled into application.css, which will include all the files
* listed below.
*
* Any CSS and SCSS file within this directory, lib/assets/stylesheets, vendor/assets/stylesheets,
* or vendor/assets/stylesheets of plugins, if any, can be referenced here using a relative path.
*
* You're free to add application-wide styles to this file and they'll appear at the top of the
* compiled file, but it's generally better to create a new file per style scope.
*
*= require_self
*= require_tree .
*= require style.scss
*= require chosen/chosen.min
*= require jquery.ui.all
*= require selectize.js/css/selectize.css
*= require selectize.js/css/selectize.bootstrap3.css
*= require font-awesome/scss/font-awesome
*/


The page loads fine. But then when I do:
<i class="fa-question></i>
instead of getting a question mark I get a
[]
. So I checked the sources tab in chrome to see whats being loaded, and under the
font-awesome
directory its just the
font-awesome.scss
, upon looking in there I see:

/*!
* Font Awesome 4.1.0 by @davegandy - http://fontawesome.io - @fontawesome
* License - http://fontawesome.io/license (Font: SIL OFL 1.1, CSS: MIT License)
*/

@import "variables";
@import "mixins";
@import "path";
@import "core";
@import "larger";
@import "fixed-width";
@import "list";
@import "bordered-pulled";
@import "spinning";
@import "rotated-flipped";
@import "stacked";
@import "icons";


So I feel confident to say that this is loading the css, but the fonts are not being loaded. So I looked in variables, where the font path would be defined and see:

$fa-font-path: "../fonts" !default;


And based on the directory structure outlined above, the fonts directory is indeed one directory up.

So, what is going on?

Answer

i experienced similar issues and fixed it by using the following css file:

<link href="//netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/font-awesome/4.0.3/css/font-awesome.css" rel="stylesheet">

I can't recall what went wrong, just hope this helps.