User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 A grapheme cluster is what users think of as a character, no matter what underlying representation it is, e.g. base character plus combining characters. For example, Á (A + ́) is a grapheme cluster in Latin and นี้ (น + ี + ้) is a grapheme cluster in Thai. For rendering, editing, or other such text process; the grapheme cluster is treated as a single unit. See bug 283271 for backgrounds. Caret must always be on cluster boundaries. A mouse click on a cluster must put the caret either before the cluster or after the cluster. Mouse selection must also between cluster boundaries. Users must not be able to make a selection that contains part of a cluster, either at the begin or the end of the selection. But currently, in Mozilla applications on Windows (and *nix build without --enable-ctl), mouse selection is done by Unicode characters. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1) Load the attached HTML sample below. It consists of a text input field with 5 grapheme clusters, 2 Latin and 3 Thai. 2) Click somewhere in the text 3) Type a space to see where the caret actually is, then backspace to remove it. 4) Repeat the step 2-3 again 5) Try to randomly select some clusters and copy them to the clipboard 6) Paste it somewhere to see what is actually copied 7) Repeat the step 5-6 again Actual Results: You will find that you can move the caret inside a cluster and select part of the clusters. Expected Results: Selection and the caret must be on cluster boundaries.
Try moving the caret and make selection with the mouse
see also, bug 100173 : (Solaris) Thai language selection broken related bug, bug 283415 : (Windows) Caret must be moved by grapheme cluster boundaries
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Priority: -- → P3
Hallo! I understand that this has implications on line wrapping (in general but also) inside an editbox. See bug 119860 comment 21 an example with Unicode characters in the Combining Diacritical Marks Block. Is there a tracking bug about issues related to Combining Diacritical Marks? Another implication is the line wrapping as done for / inside / at the email notifications of the bugzilla bug tracking system (and product) when UTF-8 is used. If &#nnnn; coding is used it would be nice that neither these sould be broken nor HTML entities. best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
*** Bug 202354 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This appears to be WORKSFORME on trunk; reopen if you can still reproduce in a trunk build.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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