Foreign language characters (German for example) do not display in this version, the show up as ? marks.




13 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: jwm1, Unassigned)


1.5.0.x Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [caused by siteadvisor])



13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060111 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060111 Firefox/

In email (using Yahoo) German language characters always showed up as entered by the sender. When I received them, they showed up as they were supposed to. I just downloaded the latest Firefox and emails containing special German language characters now shows these characters in a diamond with a ? mark. This is not good, I depend on those characters in order to be able to translate.

Reproducible: Always
Maybe you could change your character encoding?
In Tools > Options > Content > Fonts & Colors > Advanced.
Mostly Unicode(UTF-8) or Western (ISO-8859-1). 

Comment 2

13 years ago
It was set to Western, tried Unicode  UTF-8, no difference. These were all displaying properly prior to downloading the latest version of Firefox.
Can you give an url where the characters don't work right for you?

Comment 4

13 years ago
They come in the body of email from Germany. Grüße shows up as Gr��e. It used to show up correctly before downloading the lastest Firefox.

Comment 5

13 years ago
If you send me your address, I can send you some testmail, using 3 webmailers, Seamonkey, Mozilla and a lot of 'Umlauts'. You the could save these as .eml, and send them back to me, and I'll attach these after removing the adresses used.

If you look at the full header of a mail (View->Headers->All), is see for example
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 
Content-transfer-encoding: 8bit
That's from an answer from Mozillazine, in other mails I could see thunderbird or Outlook as sender.

Suggested workaround: I'll sent you a gmail invite ;-)
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
Whiteboard: [caused by siteadvisor]
Version: unspecified → 1.5.0.x Branch
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.x or later and a new profile ( If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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