hetq.am should migrate its archive from x-user-defined-labeled ARMSCII-8 to UTF-8

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

Tech Evangelism
Desktop
RESOLVED FIXED
4 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: hsivonen, Unassigned)

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Details

(Whiteboard: [country-am] [css] [encoding], URL)

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Description

4 years ago
http://archive.hetq.am/arm/ is encoded in ARMSCII-8 but is declared as x-user-defined, which makes the site fail to render correctly out-of-the-box in any browser but makes the site readable in Chrome and IE if the user has installed an intentionally mis-encoded font called Arial AM.

To make the archives readable without special trickery, the site should convert the old files from ARMSCII-8 to UTF-8 and change the declaration from x-user-defined to UTF-8.

Alternatively, once bug 213517, the site could (font license permitting) add Arial AM as a @font-face font, which would make the site work visually cross-browser without users having to have the font installed. Conversion to UTF-8 would be a better solution, though, because unlike the font hack, it would make clipboard and search work.

Updated

3 years ago
Assignee: armenian → nobody
Component: Armenian → Desktop
Whiteboard: [country-am] [css] [encoding]

Comment 1

3 years ago
http://archive.hetq.am/arm/  returns 404, but on 
http://hetq.am/arm/search/?q=archive
(also on http://hetq.am/arm/news/)
there is an archive calendar where you can search articles back to 2003. Example:
http://hetq.am/arm/news/7078/

Older articles (if there were any) seem not to be available.
All works fine and is declared and encoded as utf-8.

I'd say this is FIXED.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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