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Bootstrap fonts working with rails 4, asset pipeline

09/04/2015 Ruby on Rails 4

Problems: Cannot load the fonts of bootstrap
Reason: In Rails, all assets are loaded from host:port/assets not host:port/fonts
Solution: Replace the source url in @font-face, from ../fonts/ to /assets

Original version:

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Glyphicons Halflings';
  src: url('../fonts/glyphicons-halflings-regular.eot');
  src: url('../fonts/glyphicons-halflings-regular.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'), url('../fonts/glyphicons-halflings-regular.woff') format('woff'), url('../fonts/glyphicons-halflings-regular.ttf') format('truetype'), url('../fonts/glyphicons-halflings-regular.svg#glyphicons_halflingsregular') format('svg');
}

Edited version:

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Glyphicons Halflings';
  src: url('/assets/glyphicons-halflings-regular.eot');
  src: url('/assets/glyphicons-halflings-regular.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'), url('/assets/glyphicons-halflings-regular.woff') format('woff'), url('/assets/glyphicons-halflings-regular.ttf') format('truetype'), url('/assets/glyphicons-halflings-regular.svg#glyphicons_halflingsregular') format('svg');
}