Closed Bug 910165 Opened 6 years ago Closed 6 years ago

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

Categories

(Mozilla Localizations :: kk / Kazakh, defect)

x86_64
Linux
defect
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED FIXED

People

(Reporter: hsivonen, Unassigned)

References

Details

(Whiteboard: [fixed by bug 910192])

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
[fixed by bug 910192]
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [fixed by bug 910192]
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