Closed Bug 431977 Opened 16 years ago Closed 16 years ago

some URLs with Hebrew get translated to gibberish, so Firefox can't access them

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(Firefox :: General, defect)

x86
Linux
defect
Not set
normal

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 297395

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(Reporter: jonobarel, Unassigned)

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User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; he-IL; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008041514 Firefox/3.0b5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; he-IL; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008041514 Firefox/3.0b5

When I try to click any of the Hebrew links on my university's ftp site, I get an error message that it can't be opened (Error 550?)
The URL in the error message has the hebrew replaced with gibberish.
This can be seen here:
ftp://www.econ.bgu.ac.il/Courses/Macro_Economics_-_A/exercises/

On Hebrew Wikipedia, however, links work fine:
http://he.wikipedia.org/

In the past, Hebrew in the URL was replaced by %##, with ## being the unicode for the character, but now it stays Hebrew, which is great. But the gibberish shown in the error dialog is not unicode.


Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open the address: ftp://www.econ.bgu.ac.il/Courses/Macro_Economics_-_A/exercises/

2. Set the page encoding to Hebrew (Windows 1255) to ensure that you can read the Hebrew.

3. Click any of the links in Hebrew.
Actual Results:  
Dialog box with error message: the system cannot find the file specified (550).

Expected Results:  
The requested directory/file should open correctly.
Correction: The gibberish _is_ Unicode, it's just represented differently.
Firefox sucks with non-ascii characters in ftp filenames.

You can set "network.standard-url.encode-utf8" to false in about:config to "fix" this.

also see bug 26767
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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