Text fields/areas does not get Chinese (non-English?) input correctly




14 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: pplwong, Assigned: bugzilla)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a3) Gecko/20040825 Firefox/0.9.1+
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a3) Gecko/20040825 Firefox/0.9.1+

When using MSWindows XP's Chinese IME (pingyin, for example), all text
fields/areas (including the address bar, google bar) cannot get input correctly.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Use Chinese IME on XP (pingyin, for example) to type a Chinese word.

Actual Results:  
For example, when typing "是", I get "   失是".

The pinying of "是" is "shi", and a "full character space" is entered for each
of the 3 chars I used to do the pinying (check the above incorrect string and
you'll know what I mean). Then a list of option pop up (on the IME). The 1st
word in the list is "失" (the 4th char in the incorrect string above). And the
2nd word in the list is "是".

The "失" (4th char) is entered when I confirm the pinying, "shi", by pressing
"Enter" key. And the 5th word, "是" is entered when I type "2" to choose the

Expected Results:  
"是" should be outputed when I type "2" to choose the char (as described above),
but the 3 spaces (for "shi") and the first word in the list, "失", should not be

This work in Firefox 0.9.3 for sure (I've just tried), and worked in trunk till
sometime within 2 weeks (I think).

If Chinese is having problem, I guess Korean and Japanese and some other
languages may have problem on this also. I'd consider it as quite a serious
problem because I now have problem typing languages that need IME.

Comment 1

14 years ago
Created attachment 157033 [details]
When I finish typing "shi"

Comment 2

14 years ago
Created attachment 157034 [details]
When I pressed enter to confirm

Comment 3

14 years ago
Created attachment 157035 [details]
When I clicked the key '2' to confirm

Comment 4

14 years ago
Please view this issue in UTF-8 to see the Chinese I typed.

The above 3 attachments are what I've done on build 20040825.
When doing it on FF 0.9.3, only "是" appears, which is correct.
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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