Highlight characters different from other characters in URL

UNCONFIRMED
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Firefox
Address Bar
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enhancement
UNCONFIRMED
8 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: lsof, Unassigned)

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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-GB; rv:1.9.1.4) Gecko/20091027 Fedora/3.5.4-1.fc12 Firefox/3.5.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-GB; rv:1.9.1.4) Gecko/20091027 Fedora/3.5.4-1.fc12 Firefox/3.5.4

It would be nice if Firefox changed the background colour for characters in the hostname which do not match the character set of the first character of the hostname.

For example:
iгѕ.com uses cyrillic for the second letter. It is different from the character set for the first character and so would be highlighted.

Reproducible: Always

Comment 1

8 years ago
See discussion in bug 279099. Color isn't used yet, probably because it won't work for visually impaired users.

Bug 316727 will help in identifying mixed script cases, whatever the notification will be (it's currently puny code I think)

Comment 2

8 years ago
Why do I have 3 inches of Asian characters next to my Firefox logo? After opening a variety of web pages, the information to the right of my Firefox logo in the title line ABOVE the Tool Bar and Address Bar, instead of seeing the English description of the page, there were over 3 inches of Asian characters.  Reloading made it go away and work correctly again.

Comment 3

8 years ago
Bonnie: that has nothing to do with this bug.
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