Option to force a character encoding override on all pages




14 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: sync, Assigned: bugzilla)



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Windows XP

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14 years ago
That's just a suggestion. My native language is Russian, so I have many troubles
with character encodings cos some sites print wrong Content-Encoding &
Content-Language headers or don't print them at all, so Firefox is to guess the
right encoding. My suggestion is to made an option to "force a specific
encoding", because nowadays firefox switches to ISO-8859-1 by default and I have
to change the encoding manually every time I refresh a page from russian part of
driverheaven.net forums.
Can't you go to View->Character Encoding->Customize List and then set the one
you want, and remove ISO-8859-1?

Comment 2

14 years ago
I've tried this, but after refreshing any page (on driverheaven.net) Western
(ISO-8859-1) appears in this list anyway. And firefox uses it.
http://www.driverheaven.net/showthread.php?t=62972 is an example of a page which
declares ISO-8859-1 but actually contains text in some Russian encoding (I don't
know enough Russian to be able to tell which one, but I would guess windows-1251).

Personally I would say an enhancement like this is only required in rare
situations and would be more appropriate for an extension than the core UI.
Summary: Character Encoding → Option to force a character encoding override on all pages

Comment 4

14 years ago
What's requested here is... "no matter what (http, meta tag, etc), just use this
encoding", right? I'm not sure if it's possible only with a front-end change.

Keywords: intl

Comment 5

14 years ago
Yes. You're right, Jungshik Shin. That's what i mean. Maybe it's possible to
write an extension for it?
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