Fractions and other symbols are displayed as question marks




13 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: Larry, Assigned: Blake Ross)


Firefox Tracking Flags

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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1

For example, in the recipe section, the last recipe (near the bottom of the
page) for Peanut Butter and Flax Oatmeal Cookies, displays ? for many of the
quantities.  IE 6 reveals that these quantities are fractions, like 1/4, 1/2 and

I am viewing the page with the FireFox agent header set to IE (to avoid other
site's redirecting me to pages about not being able to view the site with Netscape).

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. View the page

Actual Results:  
same as above.

Expected Results:  
Displayed the symbols.

It might be an improperly formed page or have the wrong header, but it's an
old-style innocent site (not intentionaly hostile to non-IE products and
seemingly not generated dynamically by an MS product).

Comment 1

13 years ago
I don't see the recipes you mentioned. Please provide the deep links to it.
Check with Page Info which character encoding is used and compare it to the
source and the HTTP headers. I guess the site does not provide any hints for
that and FF has to guess it.

Comment 2

13 years ago
Example link -

Using LiveHTTPHeaders, I see no charset specified in the headers, and there
isn't a meta tag that sets it.

The characters are displayed correctly if charsets ISO-8859-1 or Windows-1252
are used, but not with (for example) UTF-8.
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