User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7 I upgraded from Mozilla 1.2 to 1.5 and now the first letter of every word is corrupted when I go to most sites (yahoo the main one). I installed Firebird 0.7 and it has the same problem. I upgraded another system and it does not have this problem. I am using Red Hat 9.0 on both systems. I tried different fonts and sizes with no success. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. downloaded 1.5 and installed it on Red Hat 9.0 2. I started and went to http://www.yahoo.com 3. Display came up corrupted. Actual Results: First letter in every word is a strange character (S is now a .) Expected Results: Display words correctly. Used the default theme in all cases.
A screenshot would be nice...
Are you using an xft build? See about:buildconfig
Created attachment 134413 [details] Screen shot of Yahoo web page with Firebird 0.7 Looks exactly the same with Mozilla 1.5.
Seems like 0x20 (Space) is subtracted from the value of the first char, so Y 0x59 gets 9 0x39, S 0x53 gets 3 0x33, A 0x41 gets ! 0x21, seems to be like a touper(), or was it _toupper(), which should be used only on lowercase chars, applied to uppercase chars. Do you use extensions on both browsers?
Hmm.. yeah, all the lowercase chars on that page have been uppercased. I just tested, and text-transform:uppercase does NOT have this bug in Mozilla. So something else is doing the uppercasing...
For ASCII text (like here) we use the OS toupper() function to implement the text-transform, which would point to this being a libc bug on the affected system. But we were doing that in 1.2 as well... drepper, do you have any ideas what's up here?
If the code is correct there are only two possibilities: compile problem or corruption of the locale data. The latter would show up also in other programs if the same locale is used.
I'd rather avoid using locale-sensitive functions, though, since we want to treat web content the same way everywhere. (I'm surprised toupper doesn't behave differently in Turkish locale, although it seems not to.)
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QA Contact: ian → layout.fonts-and-text
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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