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some german umlaute are not displayed correctly



14 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: Marius Schild, Unassigned)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (OS/2; U; Warp 4.5; de-AT; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031017
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (OS/2; U; Warp 4.5; de-AT; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031017

if I visit the url above and klick on download, a licence agreement will be
shown. If I chose the german one the umlauts in the testbox are not displayed
for example the german ue (charecter 252 in iso-8859-1) is displayed like char
250. The same appears to the oe (246) as 243, the AE (196) as 193, the UE (220)
as 218 and at least to the OE (214) as 211. Ther is no problem with the ae (ä)
and the sz (ß). 

This Ploblem also occurs in older OS/2-Versions of Mozilla.

This Ploblem does not apear in Netscape 4.61 for OS/2.
This Ploblem does not apear in Mozilla 1.5 for Windows.

This Ploblem does not apear in normal HTML-Text.

This problem also occurs in mails with iso-8859-1 text if the umlaut is coded as
It does not occur if the same umlaut is coded as "ü"

The problem does not depend on the german language pack (de-AT). Installing
Mozilla 1.5 without this package produces the same results.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. see above

Actual Results:  
see above
What's your character encoding set to ? 
(view character encoding) ?
OS: other → OS/2

Comment 2

14 years ago
wfm Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031116

is the URL for the german licence.
I can see הצ�� and ײ in the text.

Page Info tells Encoding: ISO-8859-1
View->Character Coding: [x] Autodetect Off, [x] Western (ISO-8859-1)

Comment 3

14 years ago
comment to http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=225969#c1 :

code page is western (iso-8850-1)

Comment 4

14 years ago
comment to http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=225969#c2

there is a small difference between the url you posted and my description:
at your url "normal html" is shown (sorry i'm not familiar with the html
language) with a pretty arranged text in arial. This text is displayed correct
in my browser.

But if you follow my instructions, you will find a small box with the same
content as a "simple text" in courier. This text is not displayed correctly on
my system with Mozilla 1.5 ON WARP 4.5
Created attachment 135736 [details]
You mean this ?

Comment 6

14 years ago
Can you post a screenshot please?

Comment 7

14 years ago
Created attachment 135788 [details]
screenshot of damaged umlauts

Comment 8

14 years ago
Matti: Yours wasn't an OS/2 screenshot :)

Marius, something happened and the screenshot didn't attach well.

Comment 9

14 years ago
Created attachment 135829 [details]
OS/2 EXE to demonstrate problem

This attachment is an OS/2 EXE that shows this problem is specific to the
Courier font on OS/2.

Comment 10

14 years ago
This is an OS/2 problem.
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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