In developing sites for countries with very foreign character sets (Russian, Japanese, etc.) - it would be awfully nice if the QUERY_STRING were displayed as native characters. Safari 2.x does this. Current behaviour: go to http://www.fiskars.com/RU, click on Товары для дома, and the URL you get is as seen above. Desired behaviour: go to http://www.fiskars.com/RU, click on Товары для дома, and get the following URL: http://www.fiskars.com/RU/Товары+для+дома It seems arbitrary that ISO-8859-1 (or some other non-Unicode charset) characters display natively, whereas other characters do not. Firefox should display the native characters in the QUERY_STRING regardless of how the URL is encoded in the page, or typed into the Location bar.
2 years and nobody has worked on this. Its really crippling useablity
Could you try with a current Trunk nightly build now that some work has been done in Bug 366797?
Tested and fixed. Thank you so much !