"Default Character Encoding" has two meanings

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Preferences
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enhancement
13 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: Egmont Koblinger, Unassigned)

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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20051107
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20051107

The Navigator / Languages / Default Character Encoding preferences-field has
two meanings.

It specifies the default encoding for pages lacking character set specification.
Since lot of sites lack this, it's probably a wise idea to leave it on the
default ISO-8859-1, or maybe change to something quite similar, e.g. to
ISO-8859-2 if I mostly read Hungarian pages. But sure I wouldn't set this to
UTF-8 since it would cause a whole lot of pages to display in a completely
unreadable way.

On the other hand, this setting also specifies the default charset of the
pages created with the composer. Here I'd like the default to be UTF-8 since
I want my newly created pages to use this encoding.

So please consider splitting it into two separate preference settings.


Reproducible: Always

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Updated

13 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: PC → All
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Assignee: prefs → nobody
QA Contact: prefs
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