Last Comment Bug 36689 - Mac window title doesn't display characters which cannot be encoded as system script
: Mac window title doesn't display characters which cannot be encoded as system...
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Product: Core
Classification: Components
Component: Internationalization (show other bugs)
: Trunk
: PowerPC Mac System 9.x
P3 normal with 1 vote (vote)
: Future
Assigned To: Frank Tang
: Yuying Long
: Makoto Kato [:m_kato]
: 83685 141707 146083 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 104166 136556
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Reported: 2000-04-21 08:47 PDT by Charles Wang
Modified: 2002-10-24 11:09 PDT (History)
16 users (show)
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Basic HTML document with Shift JIS-encoded TITLE and BODY text. (359 bytes, text/html)
2001-08-01 23:48 PDT, Greg K.
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Description User image Charles Wang 2000-04-21 08:47:38 PDT
Build:2000-04-20-10-M16 comm build:

Mac Mail compose window title doesn't display Japanese characters.
Comment 1 User image nhottanscp 2000-04-21 10:04:37 PDT
Changed the title since this is a generic window title problem.
Reassign to trudelle.
Comment 2 User image Peter Trudelle 2000-04-26 19:19:38 PDT
reassigning to danm as p3 for M17. couldn't find dup.
Comment 3 User image Phil Peterson 2000-05-04 17:18:50 PDT
Comment 4 User image Dan M 2000-07-28 14:46:18 PDT
  Ugh. We're talking WDEF here, aren't we? Handily, I know a group that wants to 
be able to skin the entire window, including OS window borders, that's working on 
a WDEF. As icky as the idea of putting a WDEF into Mozilla is, we can probably 
piggyback off their work once they're ready for it. That's gonna be "later," 
Comment 5 User image Teruko Kobayashi 2000-12-14 10:53:29 PST
Changed QA contact to
Comment 6 User image Teruko Kobayashi 2001-05-02 10:38:07 PDT
This is Mail&News.  Changed QA contact to
Comment 7 User image Leif Halvard Silli 2001-05-30 05:06:24 PDT
This is *not* just Mail & News. It counts for all windows in Mozilla. So this
should be changed!

And it is not just japanese. On norwegian MacOS 9.1 it is only possible to have
ISO-8859-1 in title window. If you test e.g. a russian page (e.g. <URL> ), no window title will be displayed at all.
(The title will still be displayed in the Bookmarks file.)
Comment 8 User image ji 2001-06-01 11:11:13 PDT
Yes, this is not only happening on Mail/News. It's a browser generic problem.
Changed the component to browser. QA contact to andreasb.
Comment 9 User image Jaime Rodriguez, Jr. 2001-06-01 11:50:49 PDT
hmmmmm . . . how bad is this? should it be considered for M0.9.2?
Comment 10 User image ji 2001-06-01 11:57:12 PDT
I think it depends on how many users are using US Mac users + language kits
For them, it's a very annoying problem, especially when the user has multiple 
windows open.
Comment 11 User image Leif Halvard Silli 2001-06-01 13:56:04 PDT
In my opinion users of western MacOS-es (not only US!) which are using
non-MacRoman scripts are very common. The language kits are included with the OS
since OS 8.5. It is just as important for mac users as anyone else to have this
working. And perhaps even *more* important because the MacOS has not been
translated to many languages the latest years. (E.g. OS X is not in cyrillic.)
Comment 12 User image Jaime Rodriguez, Jr. 2001-06-01 14:15:23 PDT
Cleaning up Status Whiteboard and Keywrods. Marking as nsCatFood.

Dan - Is this doable for M0.9.2?
Comment 13 User image Dan M 2001-06-04 11:09:59 PDT
No, dude. I spend most of my time fighting crash bugs. Realistically, I don't 
know that I'll *ever* be able to address this bug (and related PC version bug 
9449 -- yes that's four digits). Such attempts have been known to fail in the 
past, but I'll try reassigning it to internationalization.
Comment 14 User image nhottanscp 2001-06-05 11:17:32 PDT
*** Bug 83685 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 15 User image Frank Tang 2001-07-03 16:50:02 PDT
Change the subject from "Mac window title doesn't display non-ASCII characters 
when using US system." to "Mac window title doesn't display characters which 
cannot be encoded as system script"
Comment 16 User image Andreas Becker 2001-07-03 21:05:23 PDT
Changing qa contact to ylong.
Comment 17 User image Frank Tang 2001-07-11 16:07:42 PDT
mark it as assigned
Comment 18 User image Greg K. 2001-08-01 23:48:16 PDT
Created attachment 44349 [details]
Basic HTML document with Shift JIS-encoded TITLE and BODY text.
Comment 19 User image Greg K. 2001-08-01 23:50:00 PDT
Interestingly, bug 92503 refers to implementing this capability under Mac OS X,
and apparently there is a patch in hand on it in need of some testing.
Comment 20 User image Greg K. 2001-08-08 15:16:50 PDT
Reference also bug 74753 for this bug under Linux.
Comment 21 User image nhottanscp 2002-05-02 15:50:53 PDT
This seems to be working for MacOS X. shows Japanese title even when my system language is
not set to Japanse.
Comment 22 User image nhottanscp 2002-05-02 15:51:08 PDT
*** Bug 141707 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 23 User image Greg K. 2002-05-05 15:25:40 PDT
nhotta, please see my Comment #19.
Comment 24 User image nhottanscp 2002-05-22 10:18:07 PDT
*** Bug 146083 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 25 User image Frank Tang 2002-08-12 23:04:36 PDT
mark this bug as fixed
If you can still reproduce this bug on Mac OS 8/9 but not mac os x, please
reopen it and change platform to mac os9.x
Comment 26 User image Matthew Paul Thomas 2002-08-13 06:14:17 PDT
Reproduced in build 2002081003, Mac OS 9.2.2, with attachment 44349 [details]. Reopening.
Comment 27 User image Michele Bugliaro 2002-09-17 13:01:32 PDT
It happens in Lycos Mail too, where accents are loaded as "?". Contacted them:

Thank you for contacting Lycos Customer Support.

This sounds like a Netscape issue.  You may want to consult  technical 
support at Netscape to resolve the character encoding problem.

If there is anything else that I can do for you, please let me know.


Lycos Product Support Specialist

Original Message Follows:

Name: Michele Bugliaro
MemberName: michelebugliaro
Contact Email Address:
Service: Lycos Mail
Browser & Platform = Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; rv:1.2a) 
IP information =
Date/Time: 9/15/2002 11:29

In Mozilla (it's like Netscape 6), character encoding has a problem: I 
read/write some messages in Italian, but accents are not displayed 
correctly. I've to switch manually. The pop up address book has the same identifies itself as US-ASCII, in stead of Western 
Can you fix it?
Comment 28 User image Frank Tang 2002-10-24 10:40:02 PDT
Mac OS 9 only bug Mark it as WONTFIX now. I won't work on MacOS 9- issue from
now on. Anyone who want to take the bug is welcome to reopen if they want to
assign to themself. 
Comment 29 User image Yuying Long 2002-10-24 11:09:55 PDT
Mark as verified as wontfix per comment above.

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