Wanikani Icons Update

Following on from the changes made in Wanikani Fonts Update we have just released a change to the way our icons are handled across Wanikani. Previously we used the font-awesome kit web-service to deliver icons which resulted in extra network traffic, and at times, missing icons. We now deliver icons using svgs.

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Wondering whether that would explain the disappearance of the speaker icons this evening (until I refreshed the page)…
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I think this might’ve broken the undo-userscript’s button icon. At least it would explain why mine was empty when I did my reviews this morning.

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Could there be an impact on script using Fontawsome icons? Or is the change transparent?

My script Item Inspector runs on the dashboard. It relies on Fontawsome icons but I see no impact for now. Should I expect something to change?

Yes you should expect some change in the future. The dashboard uses a self hosted version of font awesome (i.e. it doesn’t make network requests to fontawesome.com to get icons). I couldn’t remove the self hosted font awesome icons yet as there is a component on the dashboard that still uses them. This component will be updated soon and the font awesome library will be removed.

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Thank you for making these smart changes that optimize the app and make it faster :wink: