If you think a bug might affect users in the 57 release, please set the correct tracking and status flags for Release Management.

long hyphen character rendered incorrectly as question mark

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

()

Firefox
General
RESOLVED INVALID
12 years ago
12 years ago

People

(Reporter: Scott McMasters, Unassigned)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(URL)

Attachments

(1 attachment)

(Reporter)

Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6

Often at Yahoo! News the long hyphen character is used.  In Firefox this is
rendered incorrectly as a question mark.  I don't remember seeing this at other
sites.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  browse to example URL
2.
3.

Actual Results:  
no change

Expected Results:  
rendered the long hyphen character

Comment 1

12 years ago
Created attachment 195303 [details]
dump of the reported page

wget dump of the reported page

Comment 2

12 years ago
The charset of the page is UTF-8 
What does not render is character with ascii code of 151 (hex: 97)

it seem that utf-8 has no equivallent character for that ascii 151
Right. The page claims to be UTF-8 but is actually encoded in Windows-1252. So
this is not a Firefox bug => INVALID.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
(Reporter)

Comment 4

12 years ago
Sorry, I thought ascii and unicode were suppose to correspond, but I just
checked some unicode charts and they sure don't.
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.