Bug 3224

Summary: Netscape has problems with baltic code pages
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Antti Andreimann <antti.andreimann>
Component: netscapeAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
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Version: 6.0CC: antti.andreimann, rvokal
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Description Antti Andreimann 1999-06-03 01:08:35 UTC
Netscape 4.51 and later have problems with baltic codepages.
Specifically with windows-1257 and iso-8859-4. When you
go to a web page that has one of those character sets you
will see a screen filled with question marks. It's very
annoying. The temporary workaround by
Ville Hallik <Ville.Hallik@mail.ee> is to edit netscape
binary with sed and replace the strings corresponding to
faulty codepages with bogus ones. In a strange way there
are no problems with Cp1257 codepage.
Use enclosed script for temporary workaround.

------- Email Received From  Antti Andreimann <anttix@cyberix.edu.ee> 06/02/99 22:14 -------

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-03 08:41:59 UTC
*** Bug 3223 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Netscape 4.51 and later have problems with baltic codepages.
Specifically with windows-1257 and iso-8859-4. When you
go to a web page that has one of those character sets you
will see a screen filled with question marks. It's very
annoying. The temporary workaround by
Ville Hallik <Ville.Hallik@mail.ee> is to edit netscape
binary with sed and replace the strings corresponding to
faulty codepages with bogus ones. In a strange way there
are no problems with Cp1257 codepage.
Use enclosed script for temporary workaround.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-23 23:15:59 UTC
do you have a sample web page that we can use as an example?

Comment 3 Antti Andreimann 1999-06-29 09:30:59 UTC
Sure: Go to http://www.mail.ee or http://www.it.ee

Comment 4 Jay Turner 1999-06-29 11:15:59 UTC
Verified in test lab using http://www.mail.ee with Netscape 4.61.

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-18 21:23:59 UTC
While netscape is broken, we really can't sed the binary as
a matter of course.

Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-02 02:56:59 UTC
*** Bug 8702 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***