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From Alexander Urban <>
Subject AW: Windows Phone, platform "Windows" and icon fonts
Date Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:05:14 GMT
Hello Raghav,

I am not sure why the browser should be an issue, since both windows and wp8 platform should
use the very same IE under the hood, and on wp8 platform it is working.

I could take this problem to stackoverflow, but I guess they'd tell me it's a bug and I should
take it to the devs.

Kind regards,


-----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Raghav Katyal [] 
Gesendet: Freitag, 22. April 2016 23:31
An:; Alexander Urban <>
Betreff: RE: Windows Phone, platform "Windows" and icon fonts

Hi Alexander,

I looked into this and could verify the issue. However I don't think this falls within the
scope of Cordova, but an issue with the browser being run on Win8.1 phone. I tried to look
for solutions and found some potential hacks online. I think stackoverflow or something similar
might be a better place to take this.


-----Original Message-----
From: Alexander Urban [] 
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:08 AM
Subject: Windows Phone, platform "Windows" and icon fonts

Hello cordova dev team,

I have an issue with Windows Phone 8.1, the "windows" platform and icon fonts. Since wp8 is
deprecated, I thought I'd better switch to platform "windows". This came to a grinding halt
because the icons are not rendered correctly. The issue first showed in Sencha Touch 2.4.2,
but I have made a minimal sample app to rule out Sencha Touch issues, which is available at

The cordova version currently installed on my computer is 6.1.1 with platforms windows 4.1.0
and wp8 3.8.2 (deprecated).

For this test I just compiled the wp8 and the windows version using

-          cordova build wp8 windows

then opened both solutions in Visual Studio 2015, set the "Windows Phone 8.1" in CordovaApp.sln
project as my default project, and deployed the two projects to my phone (Nokia Lumia 535,
Windows 8.10.14234.375).

*         In platform "wp8", the icon font is used to render the icons.

*         In platform "windows", a standard font is used (which looks really bad with icon
What should happen is that the icon font is used as well.

Kind regards,


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