[TEXT] Square symbol, weird character translation?




HTML: Parser
18 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: chris, Assigned: Erik van der Poel)



Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




(2 attachments)



18 years ago
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.

Comment 1

18 years ago
*** Bug 25286 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2

18 years ago
Assigning all open "nobody@mozilla.org" bugs to "leger@netscape.com" to weed 
Assignee: nobody → leger

Comment 3

18 years ago
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
Keywords: 4xp
Hardware: Macintosh → All

Comment 4

18 years ago
I don't see this on Linux build 2000.02.21.08.  Do you still see it?

Comment 5

18 years ago
Yes, on Win98 2000-02-22-08. Attaching screenshot shortly.

Comment 6

18 years ago
Created attachment 5637 [details]
Screenshot of box character bug

Comment 7

18 years ago
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..


Comment 8

18 years ago
Updating QA contact info, assigning to parser eng.
Assignee: leger → rickg
QA Contact: nobody → janc

Comment 9

18 years ago
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

Comment 10

18 years ago
Yes, this bug is occuring on the Mac March 20th build (2000032006).
Assignee: petersen → rickg

Comment 11

18 years ago
Harish -- I think you recently addressed a similar issue?
Assignee: rickg → harishd

Comment 12

18 years ago
Looks like we are not handling vertical-tab ('\v').  Could be layout related.
CCing troy and nisheeth.

Comment 13

18 years ago
Created attachment 7296 [details]
Reduced case

Comment 14

18 years ago
Looks like buster's. Reassigning.
Assignee: harishd → buster


18 years ago
Summary: Square symbol, weird character translation? → [TEXT] Square symbol, weird character translation?

Comment 15

18 years ago
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.

Comment 16

18 years ago
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

Comment 17

18 years ago
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

Comment 18

18 years ago
on linux, urls and much text in dialogs shows up as squares

Comment 19

18 years ago
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.
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
OS: Mac System 8.6 → All
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 20

18 years ago
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