problems copy/paste arabic text from google translate in Firefox but works in IE




8 years ago
3 months ago


(Reporter: muir, Unassigned)


3.6 Branch
Windows Vista

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8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

I use Google translate to render English into Arabic. I then paste the resulting Arabic text into other software, word etc.

I like to use Firefox all the time but must use IE for this task because when I use Firefox the text is jumbled-up when pasted into Word. When I use google translate in IE and paste into Word the same problem does not occur so I assume the problem must be with Firefox.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.go to google translate page
2.enter english text and translate into arabic 
3.copy the arabic text and paste into word

5. if you do the same thing in IE it works ok.
Actual Results:  
when the text pasted into word is compared with the original in firefox the order of the letters is different and it is not therefore a reliable translation. I work in Libya and my arabic speaking colleagues coinfirm this !

Expected Results:  
the text pasted into Word should be identical to the text copied from Firefox. In IE this is the case.

It is not always obvious to a non-arab speaker when the text is mixed up - if there is an arabic speaker in the mozilla office they would be very helpful indeed !

I don't like to use Micro$oft IE so please fix this !!!!   ;-)


7 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch

Comment 1

3 months ago
Same bug with Cyrillic text. 52 esr.

Comment 2

3 months ago
Similar bug anyway. I can see the Cyrillic source text, but can't copy it to get out of Google Translate.
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