This bug was found in the 2000-01-20 nightly build for Linux. It only seems to happen the first time the URL location field is activated, or at least that's the easiest way to reproduce it. Reproducing this bug is simple: start mozilla on Linux (or maybe any X-Windows version of Mozilla?), select some text in another (e.g. terminal) window, and immediately paste it (middle click) in the URL field. Text appears which seems to be either Japanese or Chinese characters. (I can't tell the difference.) Pasting a second time will NOT repeat the behavior.
Bug can also occur when pasting text into text input fields on forms.
This seems deeply weird. email@example.com, is this still happening with a more recent build? Also, is there any kind of correspondence between the characters you paste and the characters you see, or are those random? Please try reproducing this, pasting the same short word on more than one trial, to see if the characters you are seeing are random or not. Thanks. Other than that, this is either an "Editor" bug, or possibly an "i18n" bug, so over to you...
I just downloaded the latest nightly build. The bug appears to have vanished. For what it's worth, the characters pasted appeared to be consistent and related to the text in the clipboard. When I pasted identical text, the characters used appeared to remain the same. When I pasted much shorter text, fewer (and different) characters were used. Regardless of the string, there were many more characters in the clipboard than inserted; could this have anything to do with any sort of multi-byte character support such as Unicode?
verified in 1/25 build.
setting to an approximate milestone so it can be off of the no TFV list