Translate menu item does *not* correctly translate Cyrillic (ie, Russian) alphabet.



15 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: sdbutler80, Unassigned)


Windows 98

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15 years ago
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031208

Fairly self-explanitory. Go to a page in Cyrillic, click on Tools, then
Translate Page. It will show a string of ?'s instead of translating the page. I
have tried many pages in Cyrillic, but all have failed to translate. Above is
the first page I had a problem with, but again any page in Cyrillic exhibits the
same problems.

This is fairly important...Russian is the 5th most popular language in the
world, and Cyrillic is used for more than just Russian. 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to a website in Cyrillic (ie, Russian)
2. Click on Tools, then Translate Page

Actual Results:  
A bunch of ?'s appear instead of an actual translation of the page.

Expected Results:  
It should have translated the page into English. The page is originally in
Russian in this case, though other languages (Ukrainian, etc) also use the
Cyrillic alphabet.

I have only ever used the default theme. My computer is a 650 MHz Pentium III,
running Windows 98 SE.

I am not sure on the me, it is Normal, since I know quite a bit of
Russian already. For some people, it could be considered Major, since one of the
main advantages of Mozilla over IE is the translation feature, and Cyrillic is
very popular.

Comment 1

15 years ago
afaik we use google for translation, and it doesn't speak russian.
Assignee: general → guifeatures
Component: Browser-General → XP Apps: GUI Features
Whiteboard: CANTFIX?
From the "automatically translated" link at the top of that page:

  What languages can be translated into English?

    Currently, Google offers English translation from French, German, Italian,
    Spanish, and Portuguese. 

So not much we can do here, eh?


Comment 3

15 years ago
This bug would be fixed by bug 228004
Also, there is a link to a bookmarklets site to use the Fish to translate pages
in bug 228004.

Comment 4

15 years ago
*** Bug 240198 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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11 years ago
Component: XP Apps: GUI Features → UI Design
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