The text of Hebrew Bible at MechonMamre.org with punctuation and cantillation symbols renders incorrectly.

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
9 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: e_v_rei, Unassigned)

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Details

(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-12-01], URL)

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(2 attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.0.10) Gecko/2009042316 Firefox/3.0.10 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.0.10) Gecko/2009042316 Firefox/3.0.10 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

The text of the Hebrew Bible with punctuation and cantillation symbols renders incorrectly in Mozilla, although correctly in MS Internet Explorer.
See the two attached PDF files, one for each of those two browsers, respectively.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enter the URL and bring up the page in the Mozilla browser.
2. Visually examine the page.
3. Note problems.
Actual Results:  
1. Maqef is missing everywhere. This is, essentially, the biblical equivalent of a hyphen. Notice between the 3rd and 4th words in the sample text, "el-balak", the maqef is present in IE but missing in Mozilla.
2. The cantillation symbols are shown with placement on phantom circles in Mozilla, instead of on the letters of the words themselves, as in IE.

Expected Results:  
As rendered by Internet Explorer.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

9 years ago
Created attachment 382787 [details]
A zip file containing two (2) PDF files demonstrating the bug in question.
It looks as if what's happening here is that Firefox is using a font without the cantillation symbols, so they are getting pulled in from another font and not combining correctly with the other characters. Perhaps you have unset the preference "Allow pages to choose their own fonts..." under "Content | Fonts and colours | Advanced"?
(Reporter)

Comment 3

9 years ago
Well, thanks for the quick turnaround having a look at my problem. (I won't say "bug" a this point, since we cannot say with any certainty at this point that it is a bug.)

In any case, I have verified that "Allow pages to choose their own fonts" *is* checked on in my browser. Was and is. But I am still experiencing the problem described in the bug report I submitted.

Comment 4

8 years ago
Created attachment 448080 [details]
A small screenshoot identifiying two characters ...

The shown text contains hebrew consonants - standard text - and hebrew vocals. Both of them are displayed properly. The problematic characters are not hebrew vocals. What do they mean? Are this aramaeic vocals?
Reporter, please retest with Firefox 3.6.12 or later in a fresh profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). Also update your plugins (flash, adobe reader, java, quicktime, silverlight, etc.) Go to the developer's website and download the latest version from there. If you no longer see this issue, please close this bug as RESOLVED, WORKSFORME. If you do see the bug, please post a comment.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-12-01]
No reply, 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: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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