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SOLUTION: It turns out it is not my config / NGINX faults - my DNS provider, cloudflare, is preventing the fonts from being GZipped for some reason

I'm using NGINX with GZIP_Static module installed.

I'm trying to get my .SVG/.TTF @FONT-FACE font files to be served via GZip, as there will be a reduction in about 50% file size. I've added the following mimetypes to the mime.types file:

image/svg+xml                         svg;
application/x-font-ttf                ttf;
font/opentype                         otf;
application/vnd.ms-fontobject         eot;
font/x-woff                           woff;

The fonts are all placed in a single folder, so I first tried setting up folder-specific gzip settings as follows:

location /sites/default/files/fontyourface/local_fonts/ {
      gzip_types image/svg+xml application/x-font-ttf font/opentype ; 
}

That didn't work, so I tried just adding the Mime types to the "universal" gzip_types definition in nginx.conf - that didn't work either.

I've gone in and manually gzipped the font files so GZIP_Static can be used. That didn't work either.

Any ideas as to what I am doing wrong / how I can set NGINX up to return the GZIP'd versions of only .SVG and .TTF files?

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Font files never change; why not preprocess them? –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Oct 15 '11 at 4:39
    
They are pre-compressed; the problem here was the headers were not stating the contents as GZipped –  Professor Frink Oct 15 '11 at 13:53
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What does your DNS provider have to do with your web server (other than telling others how to get to it of course)? –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Oct 15 '11 at 19:20

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CloudFlare will only gzip TTFs if they are transferred with one of these mime types:

  • font/ttf
  • application/ttf
  • application/x-ttf

Source: https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200168396-What-will-CloudFlare-gzip-

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