[feature] character set support in xpinstall script

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

--
major
RESOLVED WONTFIX
20 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: cathleennscp, Assigned: dveditz)

Tracking

({intl, l12y})

Trunk
All
Windows NT
intl, l12y

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [xpiprd])

(Reporter)

Description

20 years ago
we need to support special character set, such as TM
(Reporter)

Updated

20 years ago
Blocks: 11020
Target Milestone: M14
(Assignee)

Comment 1

20 years ago
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

Comment 2

19 years ago
Bulk move of XPInstall (component to be deleted) bugs to Installer: XPInstall
Engine
(Reporter)

Updated

19 years ago
Target Milestone: M14 → M17
(Reporter)

Comment 3

19 years ago
moving to m17, no need for beta 1
(Reporter)

Comment 4

19 years ago
cut feature
putting on helpwanted.
Keywords: helpwanted
Target Milestone: M17 → M30
(Assignee)

Comment 5

19 years ago
Parcelling out Cathleen's bugs
Assignee: cathleen → dveditz
(Assignee)

Comment 6

19 years ago
Changing fictional "M30" to reality
Target Milestone: M30 → Future
(Assignee)

Comment 7

18 years ago
Probably still a future feature, but resetting milestone for reconsideration.
Keywords: helpwanted → nsbeta1
Priority: P3 → --
Target Milestone: Future → ---
(Assignee)

Updated

18 years ago
Whiteboard: [xpiprd]
(Assignee)

Comment 8

18 years ago
This will have to wait. Meanwhile script authors can escape non-Latin-1 chars.
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1-

Updated

17 years ago
Keywords: nsbeta1

Updated

17 years ago
Keywords: nsbeta1-

Updated

17 years ago
Keywords: nsbeta1

Updated

17 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.9

Comment 9

17 years ago
Resetting milestone of all nsbeta1-bugs, only nsbeta1+ bugs should have a target
milestone.
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.9 → ---

Comment 10

17 years ago
Resetting milestone, only nsbeta1+ bugs can have a milestone on them, these are
niminated, but not yet plussed.

Comment 11

15 years ago
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
(Assignee)

Comment 12

11 years ago
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
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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