The symbol is appearing on the search results page of this restaurant search engine when browsed by Mozilla. The behavior does not occur in any other browser. Above is an example search that reveals this problem.
*** Bug 25286 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Assigning all open "email@example.com" bugs to "firstname.lastname@example.org" to weed thru.
Assignee: nobody → leger
I see this also in Win98 build 2000-02-17-15, but not in Netscape 4.7. Marking platform as "All" and keyword 4xp. Viewing the page source in Mozilla yields many of the same square symbols, which do not appear in Netscape 4.7's view source. As a result, I do not think this is an internationalization bug. For lack of anywhere better to send this, I'll send it to Parser.
Component: Browser-General → Parser
Hardware: Macintosh → All
I don't see this on Linux build 2000.02.21.08. Do you still see it?
Yes, on Win98 2000-02-22-08. Attaching screenshot shortly.
If this helps, when opening a file in OS 9, and typing in the file name, I typed the DEL key and got this symbol..maybe that will be of help to someone.. CJF
Updating QA contact info, assigning to parser eng.
Assignee: leger → rickg
QA Contact: nobody → janc
Petersen: Can you verify this on mac for me? Leger: parsing has nothing to do with font rendering on the mac. (But I'll help track this down).
Assignee: rickg → petersen
Yes, this bug is occuring on the Mac March 20th build (2000032006).
Assignee: petersen → rickg
Harish -- I think you recently addressed a similar issue?
Assignee: rickg → harishd
Looks like we are not handling vertical-tab ('\v'). Could be layout related. CCing troy and nisheeth.
Looks like buster's. Reassigning.
Assignee: harishd → buster
Summary: Square symbol, weird character translation? → [TEXT] Square symbol, weird character translation?
The vertical tab character (0x0B) is being displayed as a box. Not sure how to solve this. Nav4 and IE seem to display a space, instead of a box. Perhaps we need to convert 0B to a space, but maybe not in the content model, since we may want to write the file back out as it was (in the editor). Perhaps we need to map 0B to space down in the font engine. There are a number of other real Unicode space characters that also need such treatment, so perhaps we can fix all of these the same way.
The text transformer already checks for "discarded characters" and it just ignores them, i.e., they're skipped and not added to the transformed text You could do that with the vertical tab character as well, assuming you don't want it displayed
Here is the initial batch of layout [TEXT] bugs. I'll search for more today, but this should keep you busy for a while! Please review these for possible dogfood or nsbeta2 candidates, and assign your own priority and milestone for each. The current settings were relative to my bug list, and they might not make sense any more.
Assignee: buster → erik
on linux, urls and much text in dialogs shows up as squares
Vertical tab is an old, obscure control character that is supposed to have a vertical spacing effect. It shouldn't be in a Web page. Instead of modifying Mozilla, it might be better to fix the Web page(s). Marking INVALID.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
OS: Mac System 8.6 → All
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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