The default webserver (Apache/IIS) does not have some fonts format ‘we’ added to the website
This result in the browser, specially firefox to take long time to load the page.
The problem is clearly much worst in Firefox, do it yourself a test open this on each browser
1) Cache with varnish
2) Set the Mime/Type’s, compress the font, maintain it on the browser for 10 years!
2a) On IIS you should add it too
2b)On Apache you should add:
# Font mime/type, expire,compress
AddType font/ttf .ttf
AddType font/otf .otf
AddType font/x-woff .woff
AddType image/svg+xml .svg
AddType application/ .eot
ExpiresByType font/ttf “access plus 10 years”
ExpiresByType font/otf “access plus 10 years”
ExpiresByType application/ “access plus 10 years”
ExpiresByType font/x-woff “access plus 10 years”
ExpiresByType image/svg+xml “access plus 10 years”
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/ttf
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/otf
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE image/svg+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/
What Paul calls FOUT
More about font-face woff
Some people said it was possible to fix it using this CSS yui, I have not tested the above.
About the slow load

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