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can't find cyrillic characters when using lating keyboard

NEW
Unassigned

Status

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Core
String
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enhancement
11 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Ivan Ičin, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
Points:
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Bug Flags:
wanted1.9.1 ?

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: DUPEME?, URL)

(Reporter)

Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a5pre) Gecko/20070512 Minefield/3.0a5pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a5pre) Gecko/20070512 Minefield/3.0a5pre

Cyrillic characters have their Latin counterparts. So, if one uses find dialog or quick find, he should be able to find Cyrillic words. Google does this, and I think that it is fairly important for many cyrillic users, as they usually also surf English sites and may have English keyboard switched on.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open site http://www1.apr.sr.gov.yu/apr.public/
2. press ctrl+f
3. type "Agencija"
Actual Results:  
Firefox claims there is no such word

Expected Results:  
Firefox should be able to find word Агенција as it is cyrillic counterpart.
(Reporter)

Updated

11 years ago
Component: Bookmarks → Find Toolbar / FastFind

Comment 1

11 years ago
Extremely likely to be a WONTFIX.
Maybe it is possible to make an extension to do that, though.
Severity: normal → enhancement
OS: Windows XP → All
Whiteboard: DUPEME?
Version: unspecified → Trunk
QA Contact: bookmarks → fast.find
IMO it will be a very good optional feature. Boring to implement, but a very user-friendly behaviour.
(Reporter)

Comment 3

10 years ago
Just to note that this was submitted before Awesome bar. Similar behavior is also desired there, so this might be implemented as some shared procedure I guess?
You are right. And it could be applied also to other Mozilla products. To Core - String?
(Reporter)

Comment 5

10 years ago
OK
Component: Find Toolbar / FastFind → String
Product: Firefox → Core
Hardware: PC → All
(Reporter)

Comment 6

10 years ago
Also to note that, at least in Serbian, words could be written both in cyrillic and latin, and is is highly unlikely that user will remember whether site used cyrillic or latin letters.
QA Contact: fast.find → string
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Flags: wanted1.9.1?
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