Some Unicode glyphs displayed incorrectly in Lucida Grande and other fonts.

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

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Core
Layout: Text
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
12 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: Jesse Costello-Good, Unassigned)

Tracking

1.8 Branch
PowerPC
Mac OS X
Points:
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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.8.0.7) Gecko/20060909 Firefox/1.5.0.7
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.8.0.7) Gecko/20060909 Firefox/1.5.0.7

Using Lucida Grande on MacOS X, some Unicode glyphs display incorrectly. In particular, 0x21E6-0x21E9 appear as logical symbols rather than the arrows that they should be. 

MacOS X defines 0x21E7 as the glyph for representing the shift key. Firefox incorrectly renders 0x0005 as this arrow. This behavior is inconsistent with both the MacOS X system Character Palette and the behavior in Safari.

I was able to get the correct character glyphs using monospace instead of Lucida Grande though many other fonts behave like Lucida Grande.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
<div style="font-family: 'Lucida Grande';">
  0x0005: &#x0005 (<span style="font-family:monospace;">&#x0005</span>)<br/>
  0x21E6: &#x21E6 (<span style="font-family:monospace;">&#x21E6</span>)<br/>
  0x21E7: &#x21E7 (<span style="font-family:monospace;">&#x21E7</span>)<br/>
  0x21E8: &#x21E8 (<span style="font-family:monospace;">&#x21E8</span>)<br/>
  0x21E9: &#x21E9 (<span style="font-family:monospace;">&#x21E9</span>)<br/>
</div>

Actual Results:  
Lucida Grande glyphs are incorrect and don't match the monospace glyphs.

Expected Results:  
Glyphs should render as blank/empty, left arrow, up arrow, right arrow, down arrow and match the monospace glyphs.
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Updated

12 years ago
Blocks: 339186
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Comment 1

12 years ago
And unfortunately &#x0005; is reported as an invalid character in an XHTML page so there is no work around in this case.
Component: General → Layout: Fonts and Text
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → layout.fonts-and-text
Version: unspecified → 1.8 Branch
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Comment 2

11 years ago
This is fixed in 3a7
marking wfm based on comment #2
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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