we need to support special character set, such as TM
Initial thoughts on this is to parse the first line of the install script ourselves looking for a special comment line. // charset=foo, for example. we must parse this before executing the file so we can tell the JS interpreter what charset to expect. The charset values will most likely be whatever we used in the manifest file for this in 4.5
Bulk move of XPInstall (component to be deleted) bugs to Installer: XPInstall Engine
moving to m17, no need for beta 1
cut feature putting on helpwanted.
Target Milestone: M17 → M30
Parcelling out Cathleen's bugs
Assignee: cathleen → dveditz
Changing fictional "M30" to reality
Target Milestone: M30 → Future
Probably still a future feature, but resetting milestone for reconsideration.
Keywords: helpwanted → nsbeta1
Priority: P3 → --
Target Milestone: Future → ---
This will have to wait. Meanwhile script authors can escape non-Latin-1 chars.
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1-
Resetting milestone of all nsbeta1-bugs, only nsbeta1+ bugs should have a target milestone.
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.9 → ---
Resetting milestone, only nsbeta1+ bugs can have a milestone on them, these are niminated, but not yet plussed.
So, what character encoding is expected by the installer? Is it ISO-8859-1? It seems like at least on Windows, the system default code page is assumed. The other day, I tried to install a Korean version of firebird on Win2k (with the default system locale set to Japanese). Instead of Korean characters, I got a bunch of Japanese characters. When I switched my default system locale to Korean and tried again, Korean characters showed up. I think it's better to make 'UTF-8' the default instead of adding 'charset=xxxx' option. Please, let me know if I'm talking about a totally different issue here. What I have observed may have more to do with bug 9589 than this.
Keywords: intl, l12y
The xpinstall script engine has been removed from the trunk, bugs in it are obsolete.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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