From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:0.9.8+) Gecko/20020227 BuildID: 2002022703 Mozilla build 2002022703 version 0.9.8+ 2002 home updated version of Windows XP While viewing an article about the upcoming PS2 online network I noticed that the characters in the text weren't displaying properly. I have the proper programs needed for viewing the website however some .jpg files and text related to the story could only be viewed by using the bscroll bar at the bottom of the Mozilla browser. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to http://www.zdnet.co.jp/gamespot/gsnews/0202/13/news10.html as that is where the article/problem is
Confirmed 2002022703/WinXP I can't read Japanese, but the only problem looks like the Ad bar across the top is partially hidden.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Hi Thomas, Thank you for posting this bug! Could you please take a screen shot for the wrong place? Thank you.
Hi Thomas, Thank you for quick response and the screen shot. This is also what I got it, but it seems to be not a bug since the encoding we used is not correct. We can see the correct display after changing character encoding from Western (ISO-8859-1) to Japanese (Shift_JIS) from menubar View > Character Coding. Could you please try again? Thank you.
Created attachment 72005 [details] Correctly displayed with change in coding As usual I have learned something new. Thanks so much Rui! It seems that after switching the coding as you said the page displays properly. This is the first time though that I had to switch coding for the page to display properly. Everything that didn't display now displays & I no longer have to use the browser bottom scrollbar to read the article.
If you are in the habit of browsing Japanese pages a lot, I suggest also that you set the following: View | Character Coding | Auto-detect | Japanese The reason that the page did not display correctly until you changed the Character Coding meu is because the page did not declare what encoding it is using. Many pages do that and browsers need not make any guesses. But some pages still don't tell browsers what encoding it is using and for them, the above setting will engage the Japanese code detection automatically. This should also help you a lot and will make your Japanese page browsing near flawless. If this fails, it will be rare but you can then manually change the Character Coding menu. Resolving it as invalid.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Thanks a lot, everybody! Verified.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Moving all resolved/cloased Japan bugs to Japanese component.
Component: Asian → Japanese
QA Contact: ruixu → japanese
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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