Chinese font problem under Mac OS platform




12 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: danny_siucn, Unassigned)



2.0 Branch
Mac OS X

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-09-15])


(2 attachments)



12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; zh-CN; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; zh-CN; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0

If using a different font setting of Chinese characters other than "»ªÎĺÚÌå"(the default font of Mac OS X Chinese version), some web pages would turned out to be unreadable. 
Whenever I started my computer and then open Firefox 2, font set to something other than the default Chinese font of Mac, if I visit a major search engine website like Google/Baidu, the webpage usually became messed up with some symbols and marks. 
And in some cases, any website I visit would be full of such things.
This happens to ANY Chinese font other than the pre-installed Chinese fonts in Mac OS X, even though those fonts have been verified by Mac's Font Book program and can be properly used by any other major Mac software like Pages, Photoshop, etc.
However, whenever I restart the Firefox 2 program, everything comes back to normal. But if I reboot the computer, those web pages become a mess again. The problem happends ONLY during the first time I start the Firefox 2 program after booting the computer.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.set the Firefox font to a font other than the default Mac Chinese font
2.restart the computer
3.start Firefox

Actual Results:  
some or all web pages(mainly search sites like google or Baidu) will be messed up
but if exit firefox and then restart it, everything comes back to normal

Expected Results:  
show proper Chinese characters everytime we run the application

This happens only to Chinese characters, English letters are not affected.

Comment 1

12 years ago
Created attachment 246885 [details]
screenshot of messed web page. I searched the word "Öйú"(China) in and turned out to be like this

Comment 2

12 years ago
Created attachment 246887 [details]
sometimes completely messed up except for the characters on the button

Comment 3

12 years ago
Sorry, i missed some details. the problem exsits if I use a font that is NOT pre-installed in the Mac OS system. Any other third-party Chinese fonts like ËÎÌå(the default font of Simplified Chinese Windows system)£¬·½Õý×Ö¿â are affected.
Version: unspecified → 2.0 Branch
Keywords: intl
This bug was originally 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 3.6.8 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: [CLOSEME 2010-09-15]
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.10 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: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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