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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Firefox/0.9.3 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Firefox/0.9.3 In the page at http://www.suunnistus.net (or http://solo.merita.fi), all non-7-bit ascii characters that are not given as entities, are replaced by question marks (and in some places by empty space). This wasn't happening in 0.9.2. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to http://www.suunnistus.net Actual Results: Non-7-bit ascvii characters that are not encoded as entities, are replace by question marks or empty spaces. Expected Results: Show the characters (like ä, ö).
are all letters with diacritics rendered as question marks? Or, are only those that are represented 'literally' (instead of with entities) affected? What's the character encoding in View | Encoding when you have the problem? It should be ISO-8859-1. Can you try Mozilla 1.7.2 as well?
(In reply to comment #1) > are all letters with diacritics rendered as question marks? Or, are only those > that are represented 'literally' (instead of with entities) affected? Only those that are not entities. The problem seems to be that those failing pages don't seem to have their charset specified in the document head. > > What's the character encoding in View | Encoding when you have the problem? It > should be ISO-8859-1. It was UTF-8, and that's the reason why it failed. However, I hadn't changed anything so it seems that UTF-8 is the default when the document doesn't specify its charset. Is this new in 0.9.3? When I set the auto-detect to universal, it seemed to work with all sites I tested. Is there some reason why it couldn't be the default? I'm quite sure I haven't ever changed the character encoding in Firefox by hand and it has worked flawlessly until 0.9.3. > > Can you try Mozilla 1.7.2 as well? It too had the auto-detect off, but its default seemed to be ISO-8859-1 so the test pages worked fine.
Actually, universal autodetector tends to misdetect ISO-8859-1 as either Shift_JIS or GB*, but your experience seems to be different. > it seems that UTF-8 is the default when the document doesn't specify > its charset. Is this new in 0.9.3? I don't recall making such a change. If that's the case, obviously it's to be reverted to ISO-8859-1 for the default en-US package. Another possibility is that you went to the page in question by following a link in a page encoded in UTF-8. Is it the case? In that case, that's a known problem/issue. Mozilla uses the encoding of the referring page if the encoding of the referred page is not specified. Steffen, do you know anything about this? Anyway, with bug 181541 fixed, Jarkko, you have a nice UI to set the default encoding with.
In new profiles, the default character encoding is still set to ISO-8859-1. I can reproduce this problem - on Windows, that is - if I either set the default character encoding to UTF-8, and visit these sites, or set the character encoding of the current page (like this one) to UTF-8 and then visit these sites. You have to clear your cache each time you try a new setting.
(In reply to comment #4) > In new profiles, the default character encoding is still set to ISO-8859-1. Steffen, This wasn't in a new profile, it was after I upgraded from 0.9.2 to 0.9.3 by copying the new firefox executable over the old one (that's how it works in OSX). After that, the sites mentioned here stopped showing correctly. No changes in settings, I just shut down 0.9.2, upgraded, and launched again. > > I can reproduce this problem - on Windows, that is - if I either set the default > character encoding to UTF-8, and visit these sites, or set the character > encoding of the current page (like this one) to UTF-8 and then visit these sites. > You have to clear your cache each time you try a new setting. I'm not surprised or worried about this, I think it's understandable that problems arise when using the wrong charset. I just wonder why upgrading changed the default setting.
(In reply to comment #5) > I just wonder why upgrading changed the default setting. So, in preference | general | language, 'default character encoding' was set to UTF-8 (instead of ISO-8859-1) after you upgraded. That's really strange. I've just built a firefox trunk build and its default is ISO-8859-1. I don't think there's anything different between 0.9.x and the trunk in that regard. Could it be an installer? Hmm...
Occasionally I have the same problem with http://www.whoa.nu and some other websites; and it doesn't happen always, only sometimes. Isn't that a bit weird?
And, ironically, I have the same problem with Bugzilla right now...the Å (a-ring) in my last name has turned into a question mark :-/
I am having this issue as well, and it's the copyright symbol which is appearing as a question mark and I'd like to know how this can be fixed...
wfm on 10.3.8 Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050405 Firefox/1.0+
Assignee: firefox → bugs
Component: General → File Handling
QA Contact: general → aebrahim-bmo
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it happened to me pretty recently if I remember correct, it has most def. occured at least once the past 3 months at the site www.whoa.nu (but it doesn't happen very often though, that's for sure)
(In reply to comment #12) > it happened to me pretty recently if I remember correct, it has most def. > occured at least once the past 3 months at the site www.whoa.nu (but it doesn't > happen very often though, that's for sure) This WFM on the site you listed using Fx 1.5. From what I can tell, it was an encoding issue in the past and has, more or less, been remedied. Erik and Jarkko, I'm going to close this bug as WORKSFORME. If you see this issue again using Firefox 1.5, and can reproduce it, please reopen the bug or leave a comment. Also, be sure to list the website this happens on and what version of OS X you're using.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
WFM now, too on 1.5/OSX.
WFM 99.99% of the time as well...and, just for the record - I'm using FF 1.5 on WinXP Pro
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