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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Default font (Proxima Nova) doesn't contain all (relatively) common characters 3 years and 5 months ago
I have to apologize - I was overzealous here in saying "next release". After looking at it further, it's going to require a little more engineering to come up with a reasonable solution to this. As it turns out, the full font files with all the character support we want are +400KB each, and serving that to every user by default is just not good.

We're working on a solution to serve the correct font files based on certain language signals - it's just going to take a little more time. I'm sorry about the delay, and thanks for your patience while we resolve this.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Mystery Pink Bar appearing on my DuckDuckGo Homepage 3 years and 6 months ago
Sounds like the #error_homepage element is being displayed. It should be set to display:none with css by default. You may have some user styles that are overriding this, but I can't speak as to why.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Default font (Proxima Nova) doesn't contain all (relatively) common characters 3 years and 7 months ago
I did some more testing and it turns out that I was wrong. I had installed a Western Latin subtype when I thought that I had grabbed the raw font file.

Previously, the font supported the following languages:
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Albanian, Basque, Breton, Chamorro, Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, German, Icelandic, Italian, Malagasy, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish


With the next release it should support...
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Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Belarusian_lacinka, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Chamorro, Chichewa_nyanja, Croatian, Cyrillic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malagasy, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh


Thanks for your help in running this down!
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Typo "More ways to add DuckDuckGo to Arora" -> Aurora 3 years and 7 months ago
Thanks! Posting to the forum with typos just as you have is totally fine.

In this case, it's an intentional misspelling - https://duckduckgo.com/Arora_%28web_brow...

This is how the browser's name is supposed to be spelled. :)
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Default font (Proxima Nova) doesn't contain all (relatively) common characters 3 years and 7 months ago
Can you please confirm if this is Chrome only by testing in Firefox as well? We used the full font and not a latin subtype, so all of these characters should be available. If it's just Chrome that might help to narrow down the issue.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo Homepage Setting Interfers w/Public WiFi Recognition. 3 years and 8 months ago
we might be doing a better job of caching, which means that when you initially load the page you don't need to actually be connected to the internet yet... if you ran a query you'd probably get the Public Wifi login prompt.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling FixTracking.com 4 years and 2 months ago
That is kind of an amusing irony, yeah. :)

I've been wanting to play with some css-only tabbed navigation tricks so I might replace that JS stuff a little later on.
a comment on the General Rambling Informal Poll: How would you prefer your notifications to be worded? 4 years and 2 months ago
We're still improving the notifications system on this platform. You can help us out. We're trying to decide the right way to order information in the notifications. Which seems more relevant to you?

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user1, user2, and user3 replied to your blog post...

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On your blog post [dogs are better than cats], there are new replies from user1, user2, and user3

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Personally I think that the item being replied to might be more relevant and should therefore come first, but I could be in the minority here. Thoughts?
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Captcha Won't let me post. 4 years and 2 months ago
We're redirecting all duck.co urls, and that's an attached image from the zoho forum so there's no equivalent to link to here. :)
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Livestream of the stopwatching.us rally in DC 4 years and 2 months ago
yeah i think the footers are pretty excessive. i'm going to limit them :)
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