From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.4.3-0d ppc; en-US; rv:0.9+) Gecko/20010517 BuildID: 20010516 When typing Swedish characters like "aring" a questionmark is shown instaed. This goes for forms, composer, editor. This occured after 20010509. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Set your keyboard to use Swedish layout. 2. Type in any of the three last characters in Swedish alphabet. 3. Actual Results: Questionmarks are being typed Expected Results: Swedish characters "aring" etc
Just a clarification: The last three characters are å, ä and ö. If you try the Swedish kb layout with a U.S. keyboard, those characters will be assigned to keys labeled [, ', and ;.
Is this a problem on Linux? The platform field is set to "Macintosh" and OS field is set to "Linux" which is correct?
I believe it is related to (but not identical with) bug 80274. The symptoms are similar, the timeline identical (80274 was first seen on a 20010510 build). The difference is the platform (80274 is Windows only, so far) and the fact that 80274 changes the user's keyboard mapping to the default for given country and this seems just to ruin his national characters. Reporter: Do you get the same result "?" for all three Swedish characters? What do you get typing "-" (the key where US keybards have "/")?
Reassign to ftang, please if this is related to the BIDI landing.
nhotta, the user-agent string says "Linux 2.4.3-0d ppc" So the platform _is_ Macintosh and the OS _is_ Linux.
This does only affect the last three "Swedish" characters and it started to occur on build 20010509 or at least that is where I first notised it. My setup is linuxppc on macintosh hardware and only mozilla is affected. The rest of the keybord keys are normal. I have nightly builds from 200104 on my site if you want to confirm. ftp://v905-a84.hu.liu.se
I have no clue about Linux PPC. Leaf- do you know who port Linux PPC? Can you reassign this to him?
Mats, are you building mozilla yourself?
Yes, I build rpm packages for linuxppc from the source rpm:s made by Blizzard.
Patch is posted for bug 80274, please apply that and see if that fix your problem.
I applied the patch to 2001052022 but it did not make any difference the problem is still the same typing "å, ä and ö" will give "?, ? and ?". I can paste in these characters (as I just did ) but only from within mozilla not type them in another apps window and then paste them in only from text in the mozilla window. And I can't type them.
This sounds like a buglet/incompatibility with the new input layer that exists for ppc/linux. If he cannot produce these characters _at all_ in a terminal window then it will certainly not work for mozilla. Is this mozilla specific or not?
As I stated before this is *only* a mozilla problem. I can surely produce these characters in any (besides mozilla) X-windows application or in the console.
If I type in any of å, ä and ö (which result in ?, ? and ?) in composer and press the "Send" button this pop-up message appears: >The message you composed contains characters not found in the selected >Character Coding, so your message may become unreadable after you send it. To >send it anyway, click OK. To return to the Composer window where you can >choose a different Character Coding, click Cancel. This does not make sence since Western (ISO-8859-1) is already selected.
Confirming bug based on comments.
back to internationalization default owner as this isn't a build config issue.
Reassign to yokoyama, any relation with the keyboard problem you're working on?
I recently fixed keyboard issue for Bidi. However the fix is only for Windows Platform. Reassigning to nhotta.
Katakai san, can this be a generic Linux problem? IQA, can this be tested on RedHat Linux with Swedish keyboard?
I believe this is bug 74088 and Frank has checked in this week. Can anyone try with the latest build?
It is working again in build 2001052413 on linuxPPC. I can type åÅäÄöÖ. Thanks!
great! thank you very much for veritication. Hotta-san, can you mark this as dup of bug 74088?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 74088 ***
Verified as duplicate. Please reopen in case someone disagrees.