(This may well be a duplicate, but I don't understand the other bug reports well enough to tell tell.) Sites that have no charset specified in their HTTP headers or HTML meta tags are being interpreted in UTF-8 by default, instead of in the encoding that I selected in Preferences. When I load, e.g., http://www.jwz.org/ the "View / Character Coding" menu shows that the document is being interpreted as "Unicode (UTF-8)", despite the fact that "Preferences / Languages / Character Coding" is set to "Western (ISO-8859-1)" (and has been forever, so this isn't just a "you have to restart the browser" problem.) This means that pretty much every news site I ever look at (e.g., http://www.nytimes.com/) show up with ? instead of ', and that?s very distracting... The workaround is to select "Western" off of the "Character Coding" menu, but I have to do that for *each page*. One set of totally vanilla headers causing this behavior: HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2002 01:57:25 GMT Server: Apache/1.3.26 (Unix) Last-Modified: Mon, 07 Oct 2002 01:00:02 GMT ETag: "242920d-85bc-3da0dc92" Accept-Ranges: bytes Content-Length: 34236 Keep-Alive: timeout=40, max=4096 Connection: Keep-Alive Content-Type: text/html <HEAD><TITLE>jwz.org</TITLE></HEAD> <BODY ... Linux 2.4.9-13smp #1 SMP Tue Oct 30 19:06:50 EST 2001 i686 unknown Mozilla 1.1b Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1b) Gecko/20020820 No locale-related environment variables set.
Definitely a bug, but you do have an old beta.
Works for me on latest build / linux RH7.2, the page is marked as western iso-8859-1 which is the my browser default charset in Preferences. Even I select Universal, I still didn't see UTF-8 show up. Jamie Zawinski: How about you try change charset to western, then clear the Cache (Edit | Advanced | Cache, both memory and Disk)? If it won't work for you, could you please try to install a latest trunk build, and create a new profile to see if there is any difference? thanks!
Seems to be (rightly) defaulting to Latin1 since I upgraded to 1.2b...
I think both roy and me are off mozilla for more than 2 years. If these bugs are still here now, I think the real stauts is 'won't fix'. If you want to reopen it, please find a new owner for it first.
Mass Reassign Please excuse the spam
Mass Re-opening Bugs Frank Tang Closed on Wensday March 02 for no reason, all the spam is his fault feel free to tar and feather him
Reassigning Franks old bugs to Jungshik Shin for triage - Sorry for spam