Firefox messes up when translating german words with umlauts on "Beolingus" website




11 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: info, Unassigned)


2.0 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

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11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv: Gecko/20080404 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv: Gecko/20080404 Firefox/

I have seen the following behavior often, maybe 20 times in the last 3 months but it happens not every time.

Translating a german word with umlauts on this website to english, let firefox crash with the windows "An error has occures" message. >>>

This happens often if firefox is already used for a few hours and has still some memory in usage and a few tabs are opened. This has been reproduced on 3 different PCs, 2 with WinXP SP2 and 1 with WinVista (without SP1).

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Surf a few hours and let firefox eat your pc memory :-)
2. Go to the mentioned website and translate a german word containing umlauts to english
3. If you're lucky, firefox will crash.

Comment 1

11 years ago
I report this Bug with Firefox but it was seen really much before, maybe or earlier... this is not a new bug/behavior.

Comment 2

11 years ago
Can you confirm this behavior?
Version: unspecified → 2.0 Branch
This bug was 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 3.6.3 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
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.x 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: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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