many of the sites does not open.instead strange characters appear like '㱢潤礠獴祬攽'

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Firefox
General
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
9 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: dhruba1, Unassigned)

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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-01])

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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.1) Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/2.0.0.7;MEGAUPLOAD 1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.1) Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/2.0.0.7;MEGAUPLOAD 1.0

it happened in the earlier versions also.after installing 3.02 also it remained

Reproducible: Always

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Comment 1

9 years ago
I think your Firefox profile somehow has UTF-16 set as the default character encoding.  You can change it in Preferences > Content > Fonts&Colors > Advanced.  I think the default for en-US is "Western (ISO-8859-1)", and the only other sane value for English-language sites is UTF-8.

If I take "㱢潤礠獴祬攽" and run it through the following script, I get "<body style=".

<script>
s = "㱢潤礠獴祬攽";
v = "";
for(i=0;i<s.length;++i) {
  c = s.charCodeAt(i);
  high = Math.floor(c / 256);
  low = c % 256;
  v += String.fromCharCode(high);
  v += String.fromCharCode(low);
}
alert(v)
</script>

Comment 2

9 years ago
I filed bug 453423 for removing 'UTF-16' from the default character encoding options.

Comment 3

9 years ago
I've also been beaten by this bug. Another possible solution would be to render the default encoding easier to find and set, for example in the View/encoding menu.

Comment 4

9 years ago
How did your default encoding get set to UTF-16 in the first place?  Making it easier to set would just result in more people having bogus settings, IMO.

Comment 5

9 years ago
I've changed it by error, while changing the default fonts... 
I later realized that I've had made a mistake, and changed systematically the encoding back to UTF8, without knowing how to switch the default encoding back

I think some people, somewhere in the world, need the default UTF-16. To my feeling, it seems an UI bug. The possibility to change the default encoding should be accessible through the "encoding menu", for example through a "select
default..." option
This is a mass search for bugs which are in the Firefox General component, are
UNCO, have not been changed for 500 days and have an unspecified version. 

Reporter, can you please update to Firefox 3.6.10 or later, create a fresh profile, http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/managing+profiles, and test again. If you still see the issue, please update this bug. If the issue is gone, please set the status to RESOLVED > WORKSFORME.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-01]
No reply from reporter, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.12 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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