User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7 To type a Chinese character, the IME takes several keystroke to make one. The "building up" process usually ends with a space. However, with Firefox (and only Firefox) when user press the "."(or other non-IME char like "," ";" and so on) in the middle of the process, it doesn't force end the "build up" process because it is not <spacebar>, nor it passes the next keystroke to the build up process, Firefox will happily go on accepting the "." and subsequent keystrokes as direct input, leaving the IME building up process dangling around halfway. Example 1 In Chinese(Taiwan) -- ChangJei, when u type riok.<space> You should get .唉 But indeed you will get 口戈人大.唉 (口戈人大 corresponds to "r<space>i<space>o<space>k<space>") Example 2 If you type ri.ok<space> You should get .唉 (because the "." isn't part of the IME, so it will be sent out first) But in Firefox, you will get 口戈.唉 (口戈 correspond to "r<space>i<space>") If no fix will be available soon, i suggest let user to choose how firefox would handle IME character. Using root window and let the OS itself handles IME should work fine fyi: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/intl/input-method-spec.html P.S. this bug also appears in Thunderbird at least allow user to use root window... Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. switch to Chinese(Taiwan) -- ChangJei IME 2. type "riok.<space>" 3. Actual Results: 口戈人大.唉 Expected Results: .唉
This bug was reported on Firefox 2.x or older, which is no longer supported and will not be receiving any more updates. I strongly suggest that you update to Firefox 3.6.3 or later, update your plugins (flash, adobe, etc.), and retest in a new profile. If you still see the issue with the updated Firefox, please post here. Otherwise, please close as RESOLVED > WORKSFORME http://www.mozilla.com http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+mode
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.3 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.