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ü,ä,ö,etc. are shown as ? though the setting is correct 8859-1

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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Core
Internationalization
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
14 years ago
14 years ago

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(Reporter: Christian Schramm, Assigned: smontagu)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Linux
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Details

(Whiteboard: WORKSFORME)

(Reporter)

Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de-AT; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de-AT; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007

Any vocals as ä, ü, etc. are shown as ? when they are not written as ü etc.
My font settings (for german) are correct.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use Mozilla 1.5, 1.6a or 1.6b and go to any german website and search for
vocals as ä,ü,ö
2. 
3.

Actual Results:  
vocals ä, ü, ö, ß are shown as ? though my font setting is 8859-1 (helvetica
adobe font)

Expected Results:  
browser should show the vocals instead of "?"
We're going to need more information.

Can you give an example site URI?
Can you look under View | Character Encoding and see what it says there?
Assignee: general → smontagu
Component: DOM: Views and Formatting → Internationalization
QA Contact: ian → amyy
Whiteboard: WORKSFORME

Comment 2

14 years ago
Are you sure the german sites you cite uses ISO-8859-1? Switching to ISO-8859-2
made me see the characters you entered in the report, while with ISO-8859-1 I
saw just question marks.

Comment 3

14 years ago
I'm sorry, for some reason 8859-1 works too right now. It was some problem in
the browser. You should report some example URI

Comment 4

14 years ago
We definitely need an example or two. http://www.spiegel.de and
http://www.nzz.ch (sorry I don't know any Austrian newspaper/magazine :-)) work
perfectly well for me. Both sites do not use character entity names but use
letters with diacrtic marks directly in ISO-8859-1. 
(Reporter)

Comment 5

14 years ago
e.g. www.heise.de or my own page www.cpdevelop.de 

The curios thing is:
I switched from helvetica to an other font and back, both 8859-1.
I quit Mozilla, emptied my .mozilla directory (of course I made a backup) and
started up again. Now it works.
I don't really understand why, but it's O.K. 

The texts can be read properly now.

Perhaps it's a result of my upgrades?
I left the original Mozilla (shipped with Suse 9.0) where it is and added a new
mozilla directory in /usr/local/lib. I added the browser to my menu. I wanted to
keep my old settings and mails, so this seemed to be the easiest way....
At the moment I'm really using 1.5, but by the way I've got also my old 1.4 and
the newest 1.6b version (for testing).
My guess would be you somehow switched to a different encoding in the menus.
That would explain why removing your profile would fix it.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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