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Opened 3 weeks ago

Last modified 4 days ago

#60435 new defect (bug)

Footnotes Icon not showing for TT4 on Mac OS Sonoma 14.3 and Safari 17.3

Reported by: jordesign's profile jordesign Owned by:
Milestone: 6.6 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 6.4.3
Component: Bundled Theme Keywords: has-patch needs-testing
Focuses: Cc:


When updated to the latest Mac OS (Sonoma 14.3) and using Safari 17.3 - the arrow icon for footnotes (at the bottom of the page) does not display. The inline footnote arrow shows - just not the one at the bottom of the content.

This seems related to the font face - if I change to default sans-serif, the arrow displays once again.

Change History (13)

#1 @jharries
3 weeks ago

@jordesign Thanks for putting that up as a bug.

One other thing that may help: I can duplicate this on my docker dev site in vanilla 2024, and in the theme I’m working on which uses some of the Theme.Json from 2024 (not child).

But when I subsetted the Inter default body font and loaded that as woff2, using the load local font function of the Create Block Theme plugin, rather than the load Google font function, it works fine.

Sorry I’m not enough of a developer to speculate on why this is, but hopefully it will clue someone with more knowledge in to the cause.

Hope that’s helpful.

#2 @jharries
3 weeks ago

I will also leave this test site up for a while so others can check out the behaviour. It's a clean install running 2024 with no modifications and no added plugins:

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-test by ankit-k-gupta. View the logs.

3 weeks ago

#4 @huzaifaalmesbah
3 weeks ago

Reproduction Report

I was able to replicate this issue.


  • WordPress: 6.5-alpha-56966-src
  • PHP: 8.2.14
  • Server: nginx/1.25.3
  • Database: mysqli (Server: 5.7.44 / Client: mysqlnd 8.2.14)
  • Browser: Safari 17.3
  • OS: macOS
  • Theme: Twenty Twenty-Four 1.0
  • MU Plugins: None activated
  • Plugins:
    • Test Reports 1.0.1

Last edited 3 weeks ago by huzaifaalmesbah (previous) (diff)

#5 @poena
3 weeks ago

  • Component changed from Themes to Bundled Theme

#6 @poena
2 weeks ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 6.5

I can reproduce the problem too after updating to 14.3.

Replacing the current font file with Inter version 4 from
and clearing cache solves it for me.

#7 @poena
2 weeks ago

I think the font file name needs to be the same, since users may have global styles data saved with the current file name from theme.json.

Last edited 2 weeks ago by poena (previous) (diff)

This ticket was mentioned in PR #6080 on WordPress/wordpress-develop by @poena.

2 weeks ago

  • Keywords has-patch added; needs-patch removed

Trac ticket:

Twenty Twenty-Four: Update to Inter version 4 to resolve icon issue in Safari
Replaces the existing font file Inter-VariableFont_slnt,wght.woff2 with a new version.

#9 @poena
2 weeks ago

  • Keywords needs-testing added

Twenty Twenty: No issues found.
Twenty Twenty-Three: No issues found. I would appreciate if someone could double check this.

#10 @poena
2 weeks ago

Doh, the problem did not show up in Twenty Twenty-Three because it does not use Inter as default for the foot notes. When switching to Inter, the problem is visible.

#11 @poena
2 weeks ago

I need some help with finding a suitable replacement font file for Twenty Twenty-Three.

The current file is the combined variable .ttf font: Inter-VariableFont_slnt,wght.ttf from Google fonts, but Google fonts is not providing the updated version.
-That is, if I download the font from Google Fonts today and replace the file in the theme, the problem with the missing footnote icon is not solved.

While if I download version 4 of Inter from,
It has two variable .ttf files: InterVariable.ttf and InterVariable-Italic.ttf.

Which would be the matching replacement?

#12 @poena
2 weeks ago

  • Milestone changed from 6.5 to Future Release

#13 @poena
4 days ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 6.6
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