Fallback encoding for the Kazakh locale is UTF-8; should be windows-1251

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

RESOLVED FIXED
5 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: hsivonen, Unassigned)

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Details

(Whiteboard: [fixed by bug 910192])

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Description

5 years ago
Telemetry data indicates that Kazakh is the locale where it is the second most common for the user to invoke the character encoding override:
https://bug906032.bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=796536

Having to invoke the override is bad for the user experience.

It turns out that the Kazakh locale sets the fallback encoding to UTF-8 even though the dominant legacy encoding for Cyrillic content in the region is windows-1251.

Please change the fallback encoding (intl.charset.default) to windows-1251.

For more information about why it is a bad idea to set the fallback encoding to UTF-8, please see https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Localizations_and_character_encodings
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Comment 1

5 years ago
[fixed by bug 910192]
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [fixed by bug 910192]
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