User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040123 Firebird/0.8.0+ Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040123 Firebird/0.8.0+ On some web pages, Mozilla Firebird displays apostrophes(') as small squares where the apostrophe should have been. The trouble is, on some web sites the apostrophes show up perfectly normally, while on others they show up as... squares! I never had this problem before with Mozilla Firebird, I think it may be a problem with the fonts. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.I have a fresh Mandrake 9.2 Install- Installed Windows fonts also as well as XFree86-75dpi-fonts package and also some Chinese fonts and Bitstream Vera fonts. 2.Go to http://www.mozilla.org/get-involved.html 3.Read the paragraph starting with "So you want to help?" Actual Results: I saw "You don<BOX>t have to be a C++ guru and you don<BOX>t need to spend lots of time" (Imagine a small square instead of <BOX>) Expected Results: I should have seen "You don’t have to be a C++ guru and you don’t need to spend lots of time" (With no boxes at all!) I am using the GTK (latest nightly) build of Mozilla Firebird. The apostrophes render correctly in Konqueror and Galeon.
I just tried opening the same page in Mozilla (SeaMonkey, NOT Mozilla Firebird), and the apostrophes are also normal!
This WFM on both: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040124 Firebird/0.8.0+ and Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040124 Firebird/0.8.0+ (using Fedora Core 1, GTK2/Xft)
The apostrophes show up fine for me in the XFT and GTK2 build, but they don't in the GTK build.
The problem seems to be with the apostrophe character used (’) in the encoding used by the page (ISO-8859-1). This character is also called "right single quotation mark" or ’ (source: http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/entities/special.html) Support is supposed to be limited, but it WFM on Win2k with: IE 5.5 IE 6 Lynx on cygwin Opera 6
With moz 1.6 on linux (rh7.2/up2date'd) seems like I seen a _lot_ more "squares" than with 1.4 from which I recently upgraded. It has gotten about as bad again as it was with n/s 4.x when m/s "smart quotes" caused similar effect. I am writing this on win2k now and don't see problems with moz 1.6.
I started seeing this (boxes instead of apostrophes) when I installed Mozilla 1.7b on Red Hat Linux a few weeks ago. I am all but certain it was not happening before when I was running Mozilla 1.4rc1. I also run Mozilla 1.7b on Mac OS 10.3.3 and the "apostrophes" display normally, but indeed as Comment #4 says, these are not vertical single quotes, but "right single quotation mark" (shaped like a "/" or a ","). Note that as in Comment #5 this is a problem in Mozilla whereas this bug is filed against Product Firefox. I'm hoping that means Product should be changed (to "Browser"?) and not that I'm commenting on the wrong bug.
Confirm comment #3: I also encountered this problem in Linux Mozilla 1.7 RC2 GTK1 build. Hopefully it will be fixed before the 1.7 final is released.
Confirmed with Mozilla 1.7 RC2 on RH 7.3. Product should be changed to Browser.
This broke between 2003-07-07-05 and 2003-07-09-22, looks like. Checkins: http://bonsai.mozilla.org/cvsquery.cgi?treeid=default&module=all&branch=HEAD&branchtype=match&dir=&file=&filetype=match&who=&whotype=match&sortby=Date&hours=2&date=explicit&mindate=2003-07-07+05%3A00%3A00&maxdate=2003-07-09+22%3A00%3A00&cvsroot=%2Fcvsroot smontagu, looks like your checkin for bug 199143 broke this, perhaps? We used to fallback to a normal quote for these chars, and we don't anymore...
Boris, you're right: see bug 226758 comment 6. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 226758 ***