User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b) Gecko/20050217 Mnenhy/0.7.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b) Gecko/20050217 Mnenhy/0.7.1 Selecting text with special characters in mozilla and pasting them into other apps (eterm, xterm, gaim) messes them up Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. select the text "æøåé" in mozilla 2. go to another app 3. press mouse3 Actual Results: æøåé becomes ??a*e' Expected Results: æøåé should appear running e16 and eterm from cvs, mozilla from official binary tarball on Trustix Secure Linux. xorg-x11, gaim and other progs from TSL contrib
Although I'm on Windows, I doubt if this is a Mozilla bug.
We just put the data on the clipboard as UTF-16 or UTF-8, last I checked... sounds like these apps are screwing up encoding conversion into whatever encoding they're using.
Where UTF8_STRING is supported (which means virtually all Linux, *BSD), we use UTF8_STRING so that all the applications that understand that selection type should have no problem. Not all applications (even on Linux) understand UTF8_STRING. Some old applications don't so that COMPOUND_TEXT (bug 159535 as pointed out by Simon) needs to be used for them. . However, it's strange that gaim and xterm caused a problem for you. (they're modern enough to support UTF8_STRING) I can't reproduce the problem with them.
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11pre) Gecko/2008071201 SeaMonkey/2.0a1pre WFM. Ican paste the æøåé from this bug's Summary into both gvim and konsole; however both are running in a UTF-8 locale. If you want to REOPEN, please check first that the destination application is using a charset which can represent the characters to be pasted (for instance, trying to paste Œœ into a Latin1 aka ISO-8859-1 terminal won't work); and mention which _recent_ version of SeaMonkey (or Firefox or...) you are using, in which application you are trying to paste, and which charset (or 'encoding') the latter is set to display.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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