Launchpad using google-hosted fonts, not usable in China

Bug #1521472 reported by Matthew Exon on 2015-12-01
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself
Colin Watson

Bug Description

You should host these fonts on launchpad itself rather than relying on Google. You want Chinese users to be able to submit bug reports, right?

GET [HTTP/1.1 200 OK 0ms]
GET [HTTP/1.1 200 OK 0ms]
NetworkError: A network error occurred.

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affects: canonical-devices-system-image → launchpad
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2015-12-01
tags: added: performance trivial
Changed in launchpad:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

I'm surprised that this results in a failure rather than just falling back to one of the other fonts we specify, but self-hosting seems like a good idea anyway.

Changed in launchpad:
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Matthew Exon (ubuntubugs-mexon) wrote :

OK I think I exaggerated the problem greatly - the site is usable in China, I must have had other network problems and the font problem stuck out like a sore thumb. The real problem is that the throbber keeps spinning for ages because the GFW doesn't block the connection entirely, it just prevents the data arriving. This still does look quite bad and self-hosting fonts is definitely the way to go.

Launchpad QA Bot (lpqabot) wrote :
tags: added: qa-needstesting
Changed in launchpad:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2015-12-02
tags: added: qa-ok
removed: qa-needstesting
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2015-12-03
Changed in launchpad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Matthew Exon (ubuntubugs-mexon) wrote :

Looking good from here, thanks!

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